A number of pieces with the same pattern as this one, with its triangle-work inner border, descended in the Custis and Lee families. They include: a large soup plate, W-2711/IL-1324; two small soup plates, W-2786/I1-I2; several plates, W-2786/G1-G4, BB, CC; and a strainer for a platter, W-2786/P.


Octagonal plate with notched or indented corners and a shallow foot ring, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. 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 triangle-work band. 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





Porcelain (hard-paste)


Overall (H x W x D): 1 3/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 9 3/16 in. (4.45 cm x 23.5 cm x 23.34 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased by the A. Alfred Taubman Acquisition Endowment Fund and partial gift of an anonymous donor, 2004

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Colors (Beta)

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