A large Bow Platter or Stand, circa 1755

This large and heavy eight-sided dish is painted in considerable detail with an underglaze-blue Chinese riverscape. This scene is contained within a double line oval. The wide octagonal rim is painted with four trailing floral sprays within an outer trellis border.

Marked on the reverse with the painter’s numeral 20 in underglaze blue.

Provenance: The Gilbert Bradley Collection.

Condition: There is some chipping and glaze loss to the rim, and surface wear from use, including utensil marks. There are tiny patches of glaze-crawl in places, and a slight warp occurred, likely due to the difficulty of firing a large item. No cracks or restoration.

Dimensions: Width 38.2 cm; Height 25.8 cm; Depth 4.1 cm

Bow Porcelain: The Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman, A. Gabszewicz & G. Freeman (Lund Humphries, 1982).