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Plate

Photo: Paul Macapia

Plate

1735-40

This plate bears the coat of arms of the Benada family, Bohemian-Silesian merchants who were elevated to the nobility in 1706. The aristocrat Carl von Wolfsburg painted it. Also known for his miniature portraits, von Wolfsburg turned his hand to porcelain painting as a refined pastime. Works decorated by him are very rare.
Hard paste porcelain
1 1/8 in. (2.86 cm), height
8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm), diameter
Gift of Martha and Henry Isaacson
69.202
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
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Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Resources

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. 143

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