Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 4.8 x 9.8 cm )
Porcelain tea set decorated with the insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati and monogram of Samuel Shaw;small bowl with basketry molded sides and serpentine rim.
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 orange beneath Society of the Cincinnati insignia: "SS" inscribed: in oval of the center of the insignia: "OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM"
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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