"Lowestoft" Platter, ca. 1780

  • Chinese

Porcelain with polychrome enamel and gilding

  • Framed: Overall: 11/16 × 10 1/16 × 6 13/16 inches (1.8 × 25.5 × 17.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Robert H. Tannahill

48.332

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Chinese export
  • Armorial (porcelain style)
  • Women
  • Polychromy
  • Gilding
  • Enamel
  • Porcelain
  • Flowers (plants)
  • Coats of arms
  • Platter
  • Garlands
  • Guangzhou
  • Animals

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower center: KNOW THYSELF

Provenance

by 1948, (D. M. & P. Manheim, New York, New York, USA); 1948, purchased for the DIA by Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969]; 1948-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Chinese, "Lowestoft" Platter, ca. 1780, porcelain with polychrome enamel and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Robert H. Tannahill, 48.332.