Soup plate

Object Number: 
1940.268
Date: 
1785-1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 24.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: inside of oval medallion in rust and gold: "WP"
Description: 
Porcelain soup plate with shaped edge; blue underglaze border pattern composed of butterflies and honeycoms diapering with secondary border of only honeycomb diapering ("Fitzhugh" border); bounded inside by purple and gilded rust husk band; central image depicts gilded initials in an oval medallion draped with purple and gilded husk ropes; there is an East Indian man above flying purple flags
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group