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The American China Manufactory was the first and only financially successful porcelain factory in the colonies. Opened in Philadelphia with great public fanfare and patriotic sentiment, the factory produced its first wares in late 1770. However, although its porcelain adorned the most...

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Provenance

Daniel Whitehead (1751-1792); to Thomas Willett Whitehead (1790-1871); to Annie Whitehead (married Horace G. Richards); to their children, Horace Gordon Richards and Marie Richards; purchased by MFA, 1977.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

1771–72

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Other: 6.8 x 17.5 cm (2 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.621

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, underglaze blue decoration

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain