Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-171924

Description

Oval Chinese export porcelain platter with Rose Medallion pattern consisting of four alternating panels of birds, flowers and butterflies, and people in a landscape scene around a central gold circle enclosing a bird and tree peony, border consists of flowers and birds.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
porcelain
Chinese export
Platter

Label

Anna Pingree (Wheatland) Phillips inherited her family's rose medallion dinner service upon her father's death in 1892. The service was likely custom painted for the Wheatland family c. 1870. The medallion contains the initials "SGW" and pictures sections that alternate between scenes of people and floral designs. Anna and Stephen Willard used this service on special occasions and used both their Canton and Limoges services for everyday meals and entertaining at the Phillips House in Salem, Massachusetts.

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/4 x 17 5/8 x 14 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1807.22

Places

China