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porcelain (soft-paste)
4.1 × 20.3 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
London, England
painted in blue on base c.: (anchor)
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
This porcelain dish executed at the London Chelsea Porcelain Factory is a close copy of an imported late seventeenth-century Japanese model. The use of underglaze blue, iron red enamel and gilding imitates so-called Imari wares. The stylised flower decoration of chrysanthemums is closely related to contemporary Japanese brocaded textile designs, and the scalloped outline of the dish is itself inspired by a floral form.