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Export for American market. Hexagonal shape with painted decoration en grisaille and gold around perimeters, on blue-gray ground. At center, coat of arms of Vaughan impaling Hallowell, inscribed Samuel Vaughan and motto "IN PRUDENTIA ET SIMPLICEIATE". Copied from engraved bookplate with...

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Provenance

Part of a service made for the marriage of Sarah Hallowell (of Boston) and Samuel Vaughan (of England) in 1747; to MFA, 1976, gift of Mr. Eric M. Wunsch. (Accession date: Sept 8, 1976)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Eric M. Wunsch

Chinese, About 1750–70

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter 8 1/2" (21.7 cm)

Accession Number

1976.631

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain