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Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gold, arms of Molleson of Scotland in center, motto FAX MENTIS HONESTAE GLORIA (Glory is the torch of a noble mind) in cartouch with Moor's head; four floral sprays on rim, two gold spearhead borders. Unmarked.

Credit Line

Bequest of Janet M. Wolfson

Chinese export, about 1760

Object Place

China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain