Overall: 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 26.7 cm )
Porcelain tea set decorated with the insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati and monogram of Samuel Shaw; punch bowl; gilt and black wave border and floral sprigs; enamelled wreath and eagle holding roundel of agricultural figure (emblem of the Society of the Cincinnati) appears twice above cipher of Samuel Shaw.
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
painted: in roundel: "1783 SOCIETAS CINCINNATORUM INSTUTA" gilt: beneath eagle emblem: "SS" (Samuel Shaw)
This tea set was made for Samuel Shaw, first American consul at Canton.
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.
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