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Object Number: 
ca. 1790
Overall: 1 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 15.9 cm )
Molded edge plate decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration consists of a wide blue enamel band with gold stars bounded on the inside by a gold spearhead band; interior decoration consists of blue enamel gilded floral swag; shield at center with a star border, ribbons, and a leafy swag above, inscribed with initials.
Gallery Label: 
This plate, part of a fifty-four-piece dinner service, was owned by New York statesman and merchant James Watson, Jr. (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806).Commissioned by James M. Watson (1750-1806), a New York City businessman.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group