Serving plate

The plate is circular with a plain rim. It is complete. The rim is thick and slightly rounded. The rim slopes inwards and is flat; the wall is curved and the base is flat. On the reverse, the wall curves down to form a massive ring foot; the bottom is recessed and flat. There are marks made by intaglio printing under the bottom, in the center, on two registers: B B New Stone; there are also two geometric symbols, one of which resembles a quarter-moon, made in succession above the central mark. There are minor flaws in the glaze on the inner base and under the base; the decoration is applied by transfer printed; it is very pale blue in color and has an oriental motif (Two Temples). The printed decoration is visible on the inner border and on the inner background. The decoration on the border consists of a complex frieze of five different motifs, some of which are repeated alternately. Below the rim is a braid made of a row of small pearls in reserve, with a core. This is followed by a band composed of two alternating motifs, separated by a full band in dark blue with a half-flower in reserve; it is bordered at its base by a latticework with central crosses, and itself bordered by a scroll. One of the main motifs is a latticework with central crosses; it is bordered by an acanthus leaf and features a central Chinese motif, the solid Ju-i with a small core in reserve. This latticework supports two mirrored Greciques, bordered by a scroll and a cluster of pearls. The other motif features a hexagonal diamond background with a core bordered by a volute in dark blue, cut at the edge into two half-flowers to accommodate a butterfly with outstretched wings. The butterfly is encircled by two areas with a fish-scale motif and closed by scrolls. The background features an oriental scene of islands, two of which are linked by a bridge spanning a river. On one of the islands, in the foreground, stand two tiered temples with dark-blue roofs, each with an entrance and staircase; one of them features a standing figure. These temples are surrounded by trees, and tiered rocks lie on the shore. At the rear of the temples is a wall with three sections intersecting at right angles; one section has an open square window. The island borders a river to the right, spanned by a single-arched stone bridge, seen in profile, on which two bald figures stand, following one another. Behind the bridge, the temple island is enclosed by a fence, of which only a panel and a post can be seen; the panel is decorated with a central rectangle. The bridge leads to another island lined with rocks and trees, including a willow tree. In the foreground, a fence crosses the river; it features compartments that intersect at an angle and are decorated with swastikas. In the background is a large island with pavilions, tiered pagoda, trees and rocks. A small, stylized boat sails past this island. The background is blurred. The junction of the frieze under the inner edge is barely visible.

  • Accession Number 2018.10.357
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Minton
  • Date 1860 c
  • Materials ceramics, fine earthenware
  • Measurements 1,6 x 11,257 cm
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  • Accession Number 2018.10.357
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Minton
  • Date 1860 c
  • Materials ceramics, fine earthenware
  • Measurements 1,6 x 11,257 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Paul-Gaston L'Anglais fonds,2018.010.0357
Photo by René Bouchard

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