Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 8.9 cm )
inscribed: in the shield interior: "A.D."
Oval porcelain tray shaped rim; decorated with underglaze blue border of butterflies and diaper and gilt details; tray center has a polychrome enamel shield with a floral surrounding and iron red and gilt initials in the center.
This tea service was owned by Ann (Rapelje) Duyckinck (1733-1789), who married Gerards Duyckinck in 1752. According to the donor, the set was acquired at the time of their wedding; however, it was probably made about thirty-five years later, when such porcelain became available on the American market.
Gift of Mrs. Fanny F. Clark
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