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Plate (Paris, France and Massachusetts, decorated about 1906–27)

Porcelain blank having a historically-derived border design that has been etched into the body; high karat gilding covers the surface.


Stamped in green glaze on back of plate: "Haviland / France." Written in gold glaze in script: "To / Lincoln W. Fitts / from / his / Mother / 1914."


The artist, Onata North (1871-1946) and her husband, Charles N. Fitts (1870-1945), m. 1897, to their daughter, Doris Lincoln Fitts (b. 1900); to her daughter, Barbara Smith Barnett; to MFA, 2002, gift of Barbara Smith Barnett.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Onata North Fitts by her daughter, Doris Fitts Smith and her granddaughter, Barbara Smith Barnett

American, 1906–27

Object Place

Brookline or Newton, Massachusetts


H 9 1/2 in. (25 cm); Diameter 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Acid-etched and gilded porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain