Armorial porcelain octagonal dinner plate with blue and white enamel decoration comprising of a central scene of a bird and grasshopper perched in a flowering tree, framed by border of scrolls and butterflies and flowers. Top of rim features a coat-of-arms of a symmetrical scroll cartouche with four birds and a central smaller shield, above are foliate scrolls and a bird, below is a banner with a Latin inscription.
"OTIUM / IN / NEGOTIO" (handwritten)
- Associated Building
- Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
- Object type
- Food Service T&E
- Descriptive terms
armorial (porcelain style)
- 1 (H), 8 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation