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Catalog Number R1967.1.31
Object Name Pitcher, Cream
Description Cream jug of helmet-shaped form;decorated in famille rose enamels and gold, with a spearhead border on the rim, floral sprays flanking a central armorial with the motto PILCHRIOR EX ARDUIS on the body; lotus leaves around the pedestal; and floral sprays and band on the base.

The arms are those of Mackenzie of Coul quartering Chisholm. Sir Mackenzie, second son of Colin Cam MacKenzie ( d.1650), married Jean, daughter of Alexander Chisholm. It is not certain, however, for which Mackenzie descendant this service was made.
Year Range from 1750
Year Range to 1760
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Probably 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
On View No