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Dinner plate

2006.44.1853 (RS98428)

Description

Porcelain dinner plate with painted polychrome decoration consisting of a bird perching on a flowering branch framed by sprays of flowers and a gold trefoil chain along rim.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1750
Inscriptions
“This is one of six ancient / plates long in the Willis family / and was given to Miss Caroline / Duncan about 1885 by her / mother's cousin Miss Ann / Osgood of Haverhill. At the / death of Miss Duncan in 1917. / it came to me, Stephen W. Phillips. / I am no expert, but it appears to be / either Chinese or English Delft. / I do not know which. It is / certainly very old middle of / 18th century at least and / very pretty.” (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
China
Descriptive terms
Chinese export
dinner plates
Plate, Dinner
porcelain
Dimensions
1 (H), 8 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1853
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
172944

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