1963.0711 A-D Table Screen
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Table screen

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Place of Origin:

    Jingdezhen, China, Asia

  • Date:

    1920-1947

  • Materials:

    Porcelain (hard-paste); Teak; Wood; Lime (alkaline) glaze

  • Techniques:

    Molded, Enameled, Painted, Gilded, Carved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1963.0711 A- D


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1963.0711 A- D

Object Name

Table screen

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen, China, Asia

Date

1920-1947

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Upper surface, top of screen (twice); Handwritten in black enamel, Roman letters "The Declaration of Independence"
2. Inscription; Upper surface, top of screen (twice); Handwritten in black enamel "1776"

Subjects

Declaration of Independence; American eagle; American themed ceramics; American market (Chinese manufacture)

Materials

Porcelain (hard-paste); Teak; Wood; Lime (alkaline) glaze

Techniques

Molded, Enameled, Painted, Gilded, Carved

Dimensions (inches)

14.291 (H) , 15.433 (W) , 2.008 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

36.3 (H) , 39.2 (W) , 5.1 (D)

Measurement Notes

Width measurement is of the screen open. Depth measurement is of the screen closed.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Fuchs, Ronald W. & Mass, Jennifer. 2009 Deciphering The Declaration of Independence on Chinese Export Porcelain. American Ceramic Circle Journal. XV: 168-187.
Detailed history of the Declaration porcelains and scientific analysis of materials.
[Article] Kuhn, Greyson. 2008 Declaration Debate. Winterthur Magazine. (Winter): 16-17.
Overview of the porcelain's origins including design, manufacturing, and provenance history.
[Book] Herbert, Peter & Schiffer, Nancy N. 1980 China for America: Export Porcelain of the 18th and 19th Centuries. 223 p.
Print source and several forms in same pattern: pp. 144-49
[Catalogue] Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth NH (auction catalogue).
Modern-mounted lamp made from Independence Chinese export vase: December 5, 2010, lot 269