Soup plate

about 1800

Object Place: China for American Market


3.81 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm (1 1/2 x 10 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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Americas, Asia



This is a rounded, octagonal soup 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. The plate has been repaired.


NEC. QUAE RERE HONOREM NECSPERNE in banner under cartouche


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)

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Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb