Armorial dinner plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1750

GUSN

GUSN-172818

Description

Armorial porcelain dinner plate with painted polychrome decoration consisting of a central four lobed medallion with a scene of a building next to a body of water, rim features two panels with harbor scenes, a splayed eagle with a black bird on its chest, and a coat-of-arms with a shield with three red crescents and a bird within a gold foliate scroll border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dinner plates
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Plate, Dinner

Inscription

"c.1750 / Pole / Poly / [pound symbol] 12.12.0" (handwritten)
"Guaranteed Genuine. / THE / CENTURY / HOUSE / 2 KING ST,. ST. JAMES, S.W.1." (printed)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD116

Related Items

Title Armorial dinner plate Accession Number 2006.44.1856.1

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

1 1/8 (H), 9 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1856.2

Places

China