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Title Cider Jug
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Date c. 1807
Description Porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels of crimson, aubergine, orange, browns, pink, greens, blues, and black with gilding. The two scenes that decorate the jug show, on one side, a gentleman in Portugese dress courting a seated woman and, on the other, two ranking Chinese officials at the emperor's court.
Document Type Object
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Arts and Artefacts; Politics, War and Diplomacy
Keywords porcelain, enamel, trade, emperor, officer, official, court, women, clothing, clothes, military, export
Countries USA; China
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from From Brant Point to the Boca Tigris: Nantucket and the China Trade by Michael A Jehle, Nantucket Historical Association, 1994.
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