Soup plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1740

GUSN

GUSN-173338

Description

Armorial porcelain soup plate with painted polychrome decoration comprising of a central landscape scene with mountains, cows, a house and a bridge. Rim features a splayed bird at top, two sprays of gold flowers at sides, and a coat-of-arms at bottom of a blue cartouche with three fleur de lis framed with gold scrollwork and a red cloth with gold tassels and a helmet at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

soup plates
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Plate, Soup

Inscription

"Guaranteed Genuine / THE / CENTURY / HOUSE / 2 KING ST,. ST. JAMES. S.W.1." (printed)
"c. 1740 / Burgh / of Borough / Pair / [pound symbol] 4.40" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Dimensions

1 1/2 (H), 8 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1928.1

Places

China

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