After a design by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French, Lille 1636–1699 London)
Chinese, possibly for Scottish market
Overall: 1 3/4 × 15 in. (4.4 × 38.1 cm)
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1962
Not on view
The beautifully painted flower baskets on these two dishes derive from French engravings based on the work of Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1634-1699). On the back of each dish are the arms of a Scottish family named French from Berwickshire.
Inscription: Sticker on underside (removed): Arms on Back of Circular Chinese Dish, circa 1730. Arms: Azure a chevron between three boars' heads erased or. These arms were probably enamelled on the back of the dish about 1750 for Robert French, the last Laird of Frenchland, co. Berwick. He was born in 1705 and died in London 23 July 1758, leaving an only daughter and heir Elizabeth, who married John Wallace of Asholme and died in 1813.
[ Antique Porcelain Co. , New York, until 1962; sold to MMA ]
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French, Lille 1636–1699 London)Date: designed ca. 1688, woven ca. 1690–1711Medium: Wool, silk (21-27 warps per inch, 8-9 per cm.)Accession: 1977.437.4On view in:Gallery 532