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Object ID 1980.005.036
Object Name Plate
Collection Ceramics
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Thomas Holcomb II
Year Range from 1798
Year Range to 1806
Description Blue and white porcelain Nankeen pattern pierced plate that goes with a pierced fruit basket. The plate has a pierced border and central Chinese landscape scene.
Dimensions H-1.25 W-8.5 L-9.5 inches
Owned Read family
Used Read family
Provenance Part of a china set that originally belonged to the family of George Read I (1733-1798). The donor is the great, great, great granddaughter of George Read II. George Read I's 1798 inventory done after his death lists "a set of fine dinner china" that was sent to John Read. In his account book of 1806, his son George Read II (1765-1836) recorded the purchase of a "Chinese breakfast and tea set and covered dishes".
Subjects Tableware
People Read I, George
Read II, George
Search Terms Chinese Export Porcelain
Nankeen Pattern
Pierced Plates
Read Family
Room Front Hall (First Floor)
Material Porcelain
Place of Origin China