Chinese export porcelain tea bowl, Portland, ca. 1760
Contributed by Tate House Museum
The Tates, one of Portland's leading colonial families, owned a small but treasured collection of Chinese export porcelain teawares. In 1760, at the height of George Tate's political power, his residence included his wife, Mary, and four sons, including Samuel, a mast ship captain.
This tea bowl was reconstructed from shards recovered from the Tate House ell foundation in 1951. It features a typical underglaze blue decoration of flowers and a fence. Other types of Chinese export porcelain were also recovered during the excavation.
- Title: Chinese export porcelain tea bowl, Portland, ca. 1760
- Creation Date: circa 1760
- Subject Date: circa 1760
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 5.08 cm x 8.57 cm
- Local Code: 1951.9
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102
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LC Subject Headings
Merchants--United States--History--18th century
Tate House (Portland, Me.)
Merchants--United States--History--19th century
Tate, George, 1700-1794--Homes and haunts--Maine--Portland
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