Plate: Society of the Cincinnati

Chinese
1780–90; central decoration added later


Object Place: Ching-te-Chen and Canton, China, China

Dimensions

Overall height: 2.6cm (1in.); Diam: 24.5cm (9 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1999.677

Medium or Technique

Porcelain, hard-paste with underglaze blue border, and hand-painted decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

Inscription

None.

Markings

Unmarked.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Lois Katherine Rogers in memory of her husband Fred F. Rogers, Jr.