stand, patch

manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)

circa 1755-circa 1756
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Patch stand, from a dressing table set, in the form of a six-pointed star decorated in the Kakiemon style with the Partridge or two Quail pattern. Patch stands were used on dressing tables as an alternative to patch boxes.

The red and gilt border on the patch stand seems to be an English invention as it does not appear on the Japanese originals. Some sources suggest a specific Bow design however Chelsea has a similar type of border on some of their wares.

It’s suggested that perhaps the very sparse Kakiemon style was too plain for the English taste at the time and Bow added the decorative border to their objects.
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manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)
Production place
Bow, London, England
Production date
circa 1755-circa 1756
Media description
80 mm
Credit line
purchased with funds provided by the Nina Stanton 18th Century Porcelain Bequest, 2017
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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