Overall: 1 x 9 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 23.5 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 swags; shield at center with a star border, ribbons and leafy swag above, inscribed with initials.
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).
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
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