Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Literature, Classical, Mythology, and the Arts

Date: 1755-57

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 7.87 in (19.9898 cm)

Maker: Bow

Description:

This round soft paste porcelain plate is printed in Venitian red in a scene of Aeneas and Anchises fleeing the burning city of Troy.  The trefoil border is hand enameled in a similar color.  The design is after a print by Hubert Gravelot, found on page 67 of The Complete Drawing Book, 3rd edition, 1762.  A Worcester porcelain mug with a similar print in collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum (C.83-1939) has some authorities  suggesting that the engraving was done by Robert Hancock.

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