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Plate

Circular. On rim, two scenic medallions, coat of arms, and crest of demi-lion holding star with scroll inscribed. "Decus summum virtus" above. Landscape in quatrefoil medallion in center. Compare 32.361

Provenance

By 1928, Henry Forbes Bigelow; 1943, gift of the sons of the late Henry Forbes Bigelow (Henry Forbes Bigelow Jr., Major Edward L. Bigelow, Chandler Bigelow, Nelson Bigelow, and Thayer Bigelow) to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the sons of the late Henry Forbes Bigelow (Henry Forbes Bigelow, Jr., and Major Edward L. Bigelow, Chandler Bigelow, Nelson Bigelow, and Thayer Bigelow) to be known as the Henry Forbes Bigelow Collection

Chinese Export, around 1745

Object Place

China for export

Accession Number

43.115

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain