Dinner and soup plates
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)
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"
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.
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")
Gift of Mrs. James Hazen Hyde
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