Oval platter decorated in overglaze famille rose enamels with a gold band at the rim; the initials "DWMC" in gold script and figures of the Eight Immortals of Daoism spaced evenly on the brim; a spearhead border at the edge of the well; and a Chinese landscape scene with a river, pavilions, and trees in the center of the well.
The platter is from a service owned by DeWitt and Maria Clinton of New York. They married in 1796, and the service was made sometime after their marriage. DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) served consecutively as a member of the New York State Assembly, United States Senator, Mayor of New York City, candidate for President of the United States, and three-term Governor of New York. He is perhaps best known for the development of the Erie Canal, which opened in 1825.
|Year Range from||1796|
|Year Range to||1810|
|Material||Hard Paste Porcelain|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Collector||Euchlin and Louise Herreshoff Reeves (R1967.1)|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Export Porcelain Gallery|