Plate

Object Number: 
1984.5
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 9 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 23.5 cm )
Description: 
Molded edge plate decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration consists of a wide blue enamel band with gold stars bounded on the inside by a gold spearhead band; interior decoration consists of blue enamel gilded floral swags; shield at center with a star border, ribbons and leafy swag above, inscribed with initials.
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