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Charger

c. 1750
Diameter: 36.3 cm (14 5/16 in.)
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This plate demonstrates the commercial exchange of products—in this case prints and porcelain—between Europe and Asia in the 1700s. Here, a Chinese porcelain factory adapted a French print to decorate a dish for the European market. It depicts a fable by Jean de La Fontaine in which a barrel-maker’s wife dallies with a lover while her husband is working.
Charger

Charger

c. 1750

China, Chinese Export, 18th century

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