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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.
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.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Food Service T&E
2 1/4 x 17 5/8 x 14 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation