Plate with blue and white oriental scene

DATE:
1760–1770
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Tin-glazed earthenware
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
Height: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm) Diameter: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
American Art - 18th Century, Level 4
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, gift of Faith P. Bybee
OBJECT NUMBER:
1992.B.212

General Description

During the late 17th and 18th centuries, European and English potters tried desperately to compete with imported blue and white Chinese porcelains. The use of a white tin-glaze was an effort to give the appearance of white porcelain. The blue decoration achieved by the use of cobalt oxide was a direct imitation of the Chinese blue and white wares. In fact, the scenes on this plate were probably copied directly from imported Oriental examples.

Excerpt from

Charles Venable, Label copy (1992.B.212), 1993.