Vegetable dish and cover
Overall: 6 x 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 36.8 x 29.8 cm )
Vegetable dish and cover with fruit knop and molded edges; decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration conisits of wide bands of blue enamel with gold stars; bounded by a gold spearhead band; interior decoration of blue enamel gilded floral swags; shield at center with blue enamel and gold star border, ribbons, leafy swag, and inscribed initials.
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).
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
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