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Plate

Object Number: 
1984.107
Date: 
ca. 1806
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Porcelain fruit plate with wide band of dark coral bounded by gold banding; central oval medallion with a swimming white swan, foliage behind.
Gallery Label: 
This plate is part of a service made for Mary Cornell Pell (1785-1854) as a gift from her parents when she married Robert Macomb in 1806. The Pell family, descendants of John Pell of Pelham, were prominent merchants in New York City after the Revolution. The white swan depicted in the plate's central medallion is a version of the Pell arms, which have a pelican in both the crest and the shield.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Banks
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group