Plate, circa 1700

Summary

Large, decorative, late-17th century dishes, also known as chargers, were serving plates displayed on tables or in open cupboards in the households of well-to-do individuals. The chargers showed off the owner’s good taste and wealth. While decorative motifs varied, popular themes included: royalty, biblical stories, and flowers.

Large, decorative, late-17th century dishes, also known as chargers, were serving plates displayed on tables or in open cupboards in the households of well-to-do individuals. The chargers showed off the owner’s good taste and wealth. While decorative motifs varied, popular themes included: royalty, biblical stories, and flowers.

Artifact

Plate (Dish)

Date Made

circa 1700

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

57.22.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Earthenware
Tin glaze
Enamel (Fused coating)

Color

Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Diameter: 14.25 in

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