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Chinese of Rank

Pattern Category: Chinese Influence

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 8.3 inches


This very rare pattern is seen here on a round earthenware unmarked saucer printed in blue underglaze.  The source for the design has been identified as an aquatint entitled "A Chinese of Rank" by Thomas and William Daniell in A Picturesque Voyage to India by the Way of China, London, 1810.  Attribution of this pattern to Spode is made based on several copper engravings of this pattern retained in the Spode archives and an egg stand marked SPODE that is known.  The pattern was also made by Miles Mason.   Shown here is source print.  Click on it to enlarge. 


Drakard/Holdway Pattern Number P632