Mug

Mug
Title
Mug
Date 
ca. 1788
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. ( 9.8 x 7.3 cm )
Description 
Porcelain tea set decorated with the insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati and monogram of Samuel Shaw; cylindrical mug.
Credit Line 
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
Object Number 
1972.11n
Marks 
painted: in orange beneath Society of the Cincinnati insignia: "SS" inscribed: in oval at center of insignia: "OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM"
Gallery Label 
This tea set was made for Samuel Shaw, first American consul at Canton.
Provenance 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group