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Dinner plate with lightly scalloped edge has an underglaze blue "Fitzhugh" border that consists of butterflies and flowers against an octagonal diaper pattern. Painted at the center of the plate is a winged figure blowing on a trumpet. The angel holds a ribbon, below which is the Order of the...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Unmarked.

Provenance

Purchased about 1990 by Fred F. Rogers, Jr. ,from a private source; to his wife, Lois Katherine Rogers; 1999, gift of Lois Katherine Rogers to the MFA. (Accession date: Dec 31, 1999)

Credit Line

Gift of Lois Katherine Rogers in memory of her husband Fred F. Rogers, Jr.

Chinese, 1780–90; central decoration added later

Object Place

Ching-te-Chen and Canton, China, China

Dimensions

Overall height: 2.6cm (1in.); Diam: 24.5cm (9 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1999.677

Medium or Technique

Porcelain, hard-paste with underglaze blue border, and hand-painted decoration

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain