Plate: Society of the Cincinnati
1780–90; central decoration added later
Object Place: Ching-te-Chen and Canton, China, China
Overall height: 2.6cm (1in.); Diam: 24.5cm (9 5/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain, hard-paste with underglaze blue border, and hand-painted decoration
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Dinner plate with lightly scalloped edge has an underglaze blue “Fitzhugh” border that consists of butterflies and flowers against an octagonal diaper pattern. Painted at the center of the plate is a winged figure blowing on a trumpet. The angel holds a ribbon, below which is the Order of the Cincinnati medal, an eagle with outstretched, downward-pointing wings with a medallion on its breast.
Purchased about 1990 by Fred F. Rogers, Jr. ,from a private source; to his wife, Lois Katherine Rogers; 1999, gift of Lois Katherine Rogers to the MFA. (Accession date: Dec 31, 1999)
Gift of Lois Katherine Rogers in memory of her husband Fred F. Rogers, Jr.