Sugar dish with cover and stand
Overall: 3 1/4 x 7 x 5 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 17.8 x 13.3 cm )
hand-molded: on the bottom of the sugar dish and stand in paste: "V"
A shallow round dish with two branch handles, gilded; cover had branch handle that is now missing; reserves in the medium blue ground are painted with colorful exotic birds (two on cover, two on dish, two on stand) and surrounded by simple gold frames.
Samuel Ward, a native of Rhode Island, fought in the Revolution as Captain of the Rhode Island Army of Observation. He retired from the Army as a Colonel. After the war, he became a merchant and lived in New York City and Jamaica, Long Island. He traveled to Canton, China and was in Paris at the time of the French Revolution and is said to have brought the china to America on his return. He retired from business in 1816 and lived thereafter at his farm in Jamaica until his death in 1832.
Gift of Margaret Hall McRory, Maud Hall Fluchere and Grisella Hall Kerr
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