Porcelain with blue underglaze
Overall: 1 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 4.4 x 24.8 cm )
Chinese export porcelain plate with elongated, slightly scalloped edge. Blue underglaze in "Canton" design over white ground. Central pattern includes landscape with water, pagodas and bridge surrounded by continuous diaper-pattern border and decorative bands.
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
This plate is part of a 107 piece service of Chinese export porcelain purchased by the donor's great-great grandfather, Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835), a hardware merchant at Beekman Slip in New York City. Gerrit purchased the service in 1816 for a dinner held for "all the Episcopal clergymen of New York except one." The N-YHS collection includes eight pieces of this service.
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