Dinner plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1770

GUSN

GUSN-173382

Description

Armorial porcelain octagonal dinner plate with blue and white enamel decoration comprising of a central scene of a bird and grasshopper perched in a flowering tree, framed by border of scrolls and butterflies and flowers. Top of rim features a coat-of-arms of a symmetrical scroll cartouche with four birds and a central smaller shield, above are foliate scrolls and a bird, below is a banner with a Latin inscription.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"OTIUM / IN / NEGOTIO" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1930

Places

China