Plate

Chinese
1780–90


Object Place: China for American Market

Dimensions

2.54 x 24.13 x 24.13 cm (1 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1985.758

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

This is a rounded, octagonal plate, indented at the corners. A central shield cartouche with three dolphins and an inverted V-band is surmounted by an eagle with spread wings. The shield is flanked on either side with floral sprays. Underneath it, within an unfurled banner is a Latin inscription. The bowl of the plate is outlined with a chain-like design. The rim is decorated with motifs of flowers and insects and is outlined with a serpentine dotted line. The edge of the plate is outlined in gold. The arms represented is teh Sargent crest.

Provenance

Descended in the Sargent family of Boston; may have descended through Henry Sargent to Winthrop Henry Sargent of Boston; to MFA, 1985, gift from Misses Aimee and Rosamond Lamb of Boston. (Accession date: Oct 23, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb