Platter

Chinese
about 1800


Object Place: China for American Market

Dimensions

3.81 x 42.54 x 33.65 cm (1 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.120

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

This is an oblong octagonal platter, 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 platter 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 platter is outlined in gold. The arms represented is teh Sargent crest. The platter has been repaired.

Inscription

NEC. QUAE RERE HONOREM NECSPERNE in banner under cartouche

Provenance

Sargent family of Boston; may have descended through Henry Sargent to Winthrop Henry Sargent of Boston; 1973, gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb to MFA. (Accession date: Feb 14, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb