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Object ID 1980.005.011
Object Name Dish, Serving
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 serving dish with a low oval shape. It has three parts, base, removable liner, & lid, and a low, domed cover with artichoke finial. It is decorated with gilded highlights and a Chinese landscape scene.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-9 L-12.5 inches
Dimension Details length including handles; height with lid; height without lid is 3 1/8".
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
Porcelain
People Read I, George
Read II, George
Search Terms Chinese Export Porcelain
Nankeen Pattern
Porcelain
Serving Dishes
Read Family
China Trade
Room Front Parlor
Material Porcelain
Place of Origin China