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Circular form with wide rim curving inward to form shallow well; underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gilt decoation in Japanese Imari palette with central medallion of chrysanthemums; cavetto border diapered with trellis design and for reserves of small chrysanthemums; rim decorated wtih four groups of flowering branches; centers of flowers and leaf outlines gilded; two oriental stylized motifs in blue on inner side of rim; brown edge.
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
Battle of Louisburg
1.188 (H), 8.875 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
Sander, Penny. Elegant Embellishments. Boston; SPNEA; 1982.