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Photo: Paul Macapia


ca. 1754

Almost every European porcelain factory produced close coipes as well as imitations utilizing the Kakiemon palette and spacious composition. A good example of the latter is seen on a plate made in the Chelsea factory. Japanese-inspired form, pattern, and palette were introduced at Chelsea in 1750 to promote the factory's newly improved porcelain body. The result is a "taste entirely new" as advertised by the owner and director of the factory, Nicholas Sprimont.
Soft paste porcelain
8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm), diameter
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. S. Allison Creighton
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. 178

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