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Scalloped Plate

Photo: Paul Macapia

Scalloped Plate

ca. 1756

This style of decoration is commonly referred to as brocaded Imari because some of the radiating panels resemble brocaded textiles. It is probably the pattern listed in the Chelsea sales records in 1756 as "a rare [or fine] old japan pattern blue and gold."
Soft paste porcelain
1 in. (2.5 cm), height
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm), diameter
Gift of Martha and Henry Isaacson
Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson, unknown purchase date until December 1969; gift from Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1969
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 181

18th Century English Porcelain. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Ceramic Society, 1956, pl. 27, #97

Berman, Ann. Traditional Home, p. 80

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