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This is a rounded, octagonal soup 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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NEC. QUAE RERE HONOREM NECSPERNE in banner under cartouche


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


3.81 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm (1 1/2 x 10 x 10 in.)

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Ceramics, Porcelain