Saucer having a raised footring and decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze enamel colors with an underglaze blue latticework border, known as the nanking border, on the interior rim; a husk border at the edge of the well; and in the center of the well a coat of arms with supporters and the motto " COMMERCIO LIBERALI CRESCLMUS".
These arms are thought to be those of a Canadian trading company. The arms are replete with images of Canada; the quartered shield displays a mink, salmon, beaver, and whale, which were among the main exports of Canada's lands and waters. One of the supporters is a Native American, and the other is the allegorical figure of Commerce, holding a mast. She, along with the ship atop a globe that forms the crest, represents trade.
|Year Range from||1785|
|Year Range to||1795|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), 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|
|Gallery ID Number||3106|