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Object ID 1980.005.043
Object Name Plate, Dinner
Collection Ceramics
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Thomas Holcomb II
Year Range from 1798
Year Range to 1806
Description Round porcelain Nankeen dinner plate with a blue and white central Chinese landscape scene and gilded accents around the rim and inner bands. Part of a porcelain dinner service that originally belonged to George Read I.
Dimensions H-1 Dia-9.75 inches
Owned Holcomb 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
Holcomb Family
Read Family
Room Pantry
Material Porcelain
Place of Origin China