Chop plate

MAKER:
Manufacturer

Josiah Wedgwood Factory ( British, 1759 )

DATE:
1889
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General Description

Underglaze blue-printed botanical designs like the ones seen on this chop plate were popular with the American consumer in the last decade of the 19th century due to the never-ending appeal of Chinese ceramics. Even mistakes such as the frequent bleeding of color into the ground, known popularly as "flow blue," were absorbed by the American market.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, Ellen P. Denker, Katherine C. Grier, Stephen G. Harrison, China and Glass in America, 1880-1980: From Tabletop to TV Tray (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 454, cat. 141.