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Small platter from the DeWitt Clinton service

Chinese for export
about 1796-1810


Dimensions

Height x width: 2.5 × 25.4 × 19.4 cm (1 × 10 × 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2016.572

Medium or Technique

Porcelain with overglaze enamels and gilding

Not On View

Classifications

Porcelain

A small, oval serving platter from the DeWitt Clinton service. Eight Chinese immortals standing on stylized clouds ornament the border. In the center is a Chinese landscape. The gold monogram, DWMC, at the top center are the conjoined initials of DeWitt and Maria (Franklin) Clinton of Albany, New York, who were married in 1796.

Inscription

Paper label adhered to underside: "24 Jan 97 / Sale 8580 / Christie's / Lot 218"

Provenance

January 24, 1997, anonymous sale (auction 8580), Christie’s, New York, lot 218, unsold. Gretchen E. Viall (d. 2016), Providence, RI; 2016, by inheritance to her son, William A. Viall III, Providence; 2016, gift of William A. Viall to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. William A. Viall III in memory of Gretchen E. Viall