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Plate

Date:
1765–70
Geography:
Made in China
Culture:
Chinese for export
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. Samuel Verplanck, 1942
Accession Number:
42.87.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718
Chinese export porcelain was one of the luxuries deemed essential to a well-appointed eighteenth-century house. Until 1784, when direct trade began between China and America, Chinese porcelain came to the colonies by way of Europe. This soup plate was part of a large service that descended in the Verplanck family of New York.
Mrs. Samuel Verplanck, Poughkeepsie, New York, until 1942.
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