National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
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18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
This late seventeenth-century Dutch earthenware plate is decorated in a white tin glaze with cobalt blue decoration in imitation of imported Chinese porcelain. The central reserve of the plate is decorated with an image of porcelain vases of Chinese model, one of which is filled with exotic flowers popular in Europe. The rim of the plate is decorated with a border design of European flowers and putti. This mixture of European and Asian-inspired motifs is typical of objects decorated in Chinoiserie fashion.