1965.0597 Spoon tray, view 2
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Spoon tray

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert Edge Pine (Design inspiration)

    Sir Joshua Reynolds (Design inspiration)

  • Place of Origin:

    Jingdezhen, China, Asia

  • Date:

    1768-1775

  • Materials:

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

  • Techniques:

    Molded, Enameled, Painted, Gilded

  • Museum Object Number:

    1965.0597


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Object Number

1965.0597

Object Name

Spoon tray

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Robert Edge Pine (Design inspiration)
1742-11/19/1788

Sir Joshua Reynolds (Design inspiration)
1723-1792

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen, China, Asia

Date

1768-1775

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Upper surface, within reserve; Handpainted in black enamel, Roman letters "ARMS of LIBERTY"
2. Inscription; Upper surface, within reserve; Handpainted in black enamel, Roman letters "ALWAYS READY IN A GOOD CAUSE"
3. Inscription; Upper surface, within reserve; Handpainted in black enamel , Roman letters "JUSTICE SANS PITIE "

Subjects

Armorial device; John Wilkes

Materials

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

Techniques

Molded, Enameled, Painted, Gilded

Dimensions (inches)

4.675 (L) , 3.3 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

11.875 (L) , 8.5 (W)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Howard, David Sanctuary. 1974 Chinese Armorial Porcelain. 1.
Bowl with an identical pseudo-armorial, dated c. 1770: p. 955, fig. P12, Arms of Liberty
[Book] Herbert, Peter & Schiffer, Nancy N. 1980 China for America: Export Porcelain of the 18th and 19th Centuries. 223 p.
Bowl with same paired portraits and "Wilkes & Liberty": p. 143, with in-depth discussion.
[Book] Lange, Amanda E. 2005 Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield.
Same subjects enameled on CHinese export punch bowl and tea canister: pp. 2-6-17, nos. 82-83,
[Book] Lange, Amanda E. 2005 Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield.
Chinese reverse painting on glass, portraying Wilkes in different pose: p. 87, no. 7, c. 1780
[Book] Goddio, Franck & Guyot de Saint Michel, Evelyne Jay. 1999 Griffin: On the Route of an East Indiaman.
Similar shape Chinese dish from 1761 wreck of English East India ship in Sulu Sea (Philippines): see pp. 240-42
[Book] Lu, Zhangshen. 2012 Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Chinese export punchbowl with same portraits and design sources: pp. 146-47, no. 032 and figs 1-2, showing William Dickinson's 1768 Wilkes portrait (after Robert Edge Pine) and Henry Hoppner Meyer's William Murray portrait (After Reynolds), 1785.
[Book] Howard, David Sanctuary. 1997 A Tale of Three Cities: Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong.
Bowl with same paired portraits and "Wilkes & Liberty": p. 118, no. 145, c. 1770
[Catalogue] Motley, William & Cohen & Cohen. 2006 Double Dutch or On with the Dance, Let the Joy be Unconfined.
Teapot stand in similar "Arms of Liberty" pattern and detailed discussion: pp. 40-41, no. 22.