Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. ( 3.8 x 42.2 x 34 cm )
painted: in orange beneath Society of the Cincinnati insignia: "SS" inscribed: in oval at center of insignia: "OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM"
Porcelain tea set decorated with the insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati and monogram of Samuel Shaw; octagonal platter.
This tea set was made for Samuel Shaw, first American consul at Canton.
Olson, Roberta J. M. “A selection of European paintings and objects.” The Magazine Antiques, Vol. 167, no.1, January 2005, p.182-187.
Gift of Miss Frances Jay, Mrs. Alexander Duer Harvey, Mrs. Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, and Mrs. Lawrence W. Fox, in memory of Mrs. Pierre Jay (nee Louisa Shaw Barlow) by her children
Samuel Shaw (d. 1794); to his nephew, Robert Gould Shaw (1776-1853); to his eldest son, Francis George Shaw (1809-1882); to his daughter, Ellen Shaw; to her daughter, Louisa Shaw Barlow; to her daughters, Miss Frances Jay, Mrs. Alexander Duer Harvey, Mrs. Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, and Mrs. Lawrence W. Fox.
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