Serving dish

Object Number: 
1984.54
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 28.9 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Oval platter 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