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Tea plate

Object Number: 
1984.21
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Tea plate with molded edge decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration consists of wide blue enamel band with gold stars bounded below by blue dots and faded gilded spearhead band below; central decoration consists of blue enamel gilded floral swags and a shield with blue border and gold stars, ribbons, and leafy swag; initials inscribed in shield.
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