National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Cyril Humphris, 1972
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
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
Tin glaze, opaque white glaze painted with 'Chinoiserie' landscape in green, blue, yellow and red.
The form of this large earthenware plate is inspired by a European silverware shape. The delightful painted decoration, like the eccentric rock in the foreground, draws inspiration from motifs found on imported Asian ceramics, but combines these with European imagery, including Rococo scrollwork employed architecturally in the fence in the middle ground, to create a fantasy landscape.