Description

Octagonal dish or sauce tureen stand with notched or indented corners and a deep well on a shallow raised foot. The stand features underglaze cobalt blue decoration. Centered in the well is a right-anchored landscape with a pavilion complex, willow tree, and the fronds of a branch emerging at right along the well. A single-masted ship appears in the river just below center and there is a flat-top bridge in the foreground at bottom. The sides of the well feature a trellis-diaper border. The rim has an outer narrow band of hatched lines on a blue ground, a wider central diamond and asterisk or starred network band, and an inner "rain and cloud" border of diagonal dashes and a scalloped line.

Pattern Name: Canton

Date

1830-1880


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (hard-paste)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 1 1/16 in. x 7 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (2.7 cm x 19.69 cm x 13.65 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1950


Marks

Inscribed on the underside of this dish, under the glaze: "W".


Object Number

W-1502/B


Colors (Beta)


Mount Vernon's object research is ongoing and information about this object is subject to change. For information on image use and reproductions, click here.
Buy Tickets What to Do Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save