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This is a rounded, octagonal 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...

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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

Chinese, about 1800

Object Place

China for American Market

Dimensions

1.9 x 15.87 x 15.87 cm (3/4 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.121

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain