Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-173333

Description

Armorial oval porcelain platter with a white body and painted polychrome decoration consisting of a central coat-of-arms comprising of a shield with ship, a cross, and a fist grasping a knife. Above is a standing lion and below is a banner with a Latin inscription. Surrounded by green, pink and gold foliate chain borders.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Platter

Inscription

"SIC NARRAVERE BARDI" (Painted Latin insciption below coat-of-arms)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Probably The Century House (Dealer)

Dimensions

1 x 7 3/4 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1927

Places

China