Armorial saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-173015

Description

Armorial porcelain saucer with a painted polychrome coat-of-arms consisting of a shield with a rearing lion in center, above is a man holding a rod, and abover and below are pink banners with Latin inscription. Monogram, "WS" in gold script below. Blue and gold bands around the interior rim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"c. 1790 / Arms of / Spence" (handwritten)
"VIRTUS / QUEM DEUS CONSERVAT / WS"

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD115

Related Items

Title Armorial teacup Accession Number 2006.44.1849.1

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

1 1/4 (H), 5 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1849.2

Places

China