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Catalog Number R1967.1.270
Object Name Platter
Description 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 1796.0
Year Range to 1810.0
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