Dish and cover

Object Number: 
1984.49ab
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. ( 7 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Small oval covered dish decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration consists of a wide blue band with gold stars, and bounded by a gold spearhead band; the body of the dish is decorated with blue and gold floral swags and a shield at the center of each side, each shield has a star border, inscribed initials, ribbons and leafy swags; peach pit knop.
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).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group