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Dinner and soup plates

Object Number: 
1948.562ab
Date: 
ca. 1882
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Part (dinner plate): 9 1/4 x 1 in. (23.5 x 2.5 cm) Part (soup plate): 9 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (23.2 x 4.4 cm)
Marks: 
marked: in white in white oval on reverse: "MEDAILLES D'OR/1867-1878/CHs PILLIVUYT & Co./PARIS"; in banner which is part of medallion at center of each plate "UA MAU KE EA OKA AINA I KA PONO"
Description: 
Porcelain dinner and soup plate with scalloped rims each with royal Hawaiian crest at center; dinner plate has half-inch band of blue enamel edged in gilding around rim; soup plate has similar design with green enamel.
Gallery Label: 
This plate was made for use in the State Dining Room of Iolani Palace; the medallion is coat of arms of King Kamehameha of Hawaii and inscription is his motto (tr. "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness")
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group