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One of a set of thirty four. A white earthenware dish. An overall painted floral and foliate motif. Dark green lobed border with polychrome flowers and leaves. Large central flower. Two pierced asymmetrical foliate handles.
Paper label on bottom of .29: ""The/ Russell/ CHINA/ This set of China/ was presented by (Hon) James Russell/ [born?] 1715 died 1793) to his daughter Margaret/ [on the] occassion of her marriage (July 15, 1781)/ [to Hon.] John Codman (See Copley Portrait) who was/ my great great grandfather (Born 1755 died 1803)/ HEIRLOOM to my SON./ [signed]/ [illeg.] Gilbert Carter""
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)
Possibly Spode Pottery (Maker)
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
2 1/8 x 8 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. John Carter