Armorial saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1770

GUSN

GUSN-172898

Description

Armorial porcelain saucer with painted polychrome design with a central design within a circle of a classical female figure leaning against two overlapping coat-of-arms, one is an orange oval with a white V and stars, the other is a blue, gold, and red shield with three birds. Central design is framed with a gold bellflower chain and alternating anchors and rosettes. The rim features four panels with personifications of Asia, Africa, Europe and America alternating with oval panels with urns over a purple diaper pattern ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

saucers (plates)
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Saucer

Inscription

"c. 1770 / Carr - Martin / [pound symbol] 6.60" (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

FD119

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Dimensions

1 1/4 (H), 6 1/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1884

Places

China