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Catalog Number R1967.1.186.1
Object Name Saucer
Description Saucer with a molded rim, decorated in underglaze blue, polychrome enamels, and gold, with cell-diaper border framed by wavy bands on the lobed rim, border of diapers, frets, scales, butterflies, and sprays in the well above a husk chain, central design of a peacock crest above a garlanded shield bearing the initials PTC.

Although the crest is borne by at least a dozen families, the initials suggest that the service was made for a member of the Charnell family, possibly a relative of Thomas Charnell of Snareston in Leicestershire.
Year Range from 1785
Year Range to 1790
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (China), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer
On View No