Plate with blue and white oriental scene
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Tin-glazed earthenware
- Height: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm) Diameter: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- 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:
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.
Charles Venable, Label copy (1992.B.212), 1993.