When financier and art collector William Wilson Corcoran acquired this dish, it came with a history of having been owned by George Washington. No evidence to confirm this tradition has come to light, but Washington would likely have been familiar with similar wares used in the homes of his contemporaries. Its colorful, gilded surface is characteristic of the luxury goods produced by innovative English potteries in imitation of European and Chinese porcelains. More

Date

1785 - 1795


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (soft-paste), gilt


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 1 in. x 8 3/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (2.54 cm x 21.29 cm x 21.29 cm)


Credit

Gift of William Wilson Corcoran, 1879


Marks

Underglaze factory mark in blue, on reverse of plate, inside foot rim at center: "S".


Object Number

W-663


Colors


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