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Soup plate

Object Number: 
1984.14
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 4.4 x 24.8 cm )
Description: 
Molded edge soup plate with deep cavetto decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration consists of a thick blue enamel band with gold stars, and gold spearhead border; interior decoration consists of blue and gold floral swags and there is a shield at the center with a start border, inscribed initials, and with ribbons and leafy swag above.
Gallery Label: 
This dish, 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