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This hard-paste plate reflects the European fascination with a fantasy of Asia. The subject matter generically evokes Asian cultures, while the black ground mimics imported lacquerware, or objects coated with a resin produced from tree sap that dries into a hard, smooth finish.

Gift of Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co....

Hard-paste porcelain, black ground; gold and platinum decoration
Image and text: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2023

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection

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