Plate

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the Swedish market

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Date:
c. 1740

Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 1/16 inches (23 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1882-695

Credit Line:
The Bloomfield Moore Collection, 1882

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Label:
Part of a dinner service, this plate bears the coat of arms of Anders Bachmansson (1697–1772), who was ennobled under the name Nordencrantz in 1743. Bachmansson was a trade councilor and factory owner. Decorative elements in the border—rods, anvils, waterwheels, and furnaces—make reference to his profession; the shell and bees are taken from his coat of arms; and the bear is from his crest.