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Armorial saucer

2006.44.1884 (RS98463)

Description

Armorial porcelain saucer with painted polychrome design with a central design within a circle of a classical female figure leaning against two overlapping coat-of-arms, one is an orange oval with a white V and stars, the other is a blue, gold, and red shield with three birds. Central design is framed with a gold bellflower chain and alternating anchors and rosettes. The rim features four panels with personifications of Asia, Africa, Europe and America alternating with oval panels with urns over a purple diaper pattern ground.

Details

Maker
The Century House (Dealer)
Date
ca. 1770
Inscriptions
"c. 1770 / Carr - Martin / [pound symbol] 6.60" (handwritten)
"Guaranteed Genuine. / THE / CENTURY / HOUSE / 2 KING ST,. ST. JAMES. S.W.1." (printed)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
China
Descriptive terms
armorial (porcelain style)
Chinese export
porcelain
Saucer
saucers (plates)
Dimensions
1 1/4 (H), 6 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1884
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
172898

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