Circular saucer with straight, slanted sides and an inset footring, painted in overglaze orange, black and gold with a gold filligree band at the inner rim; classical ornaments including vases, triposa, and an altar in black on an orange ground on the sides of the well; and a gold floral rosette in the center of the well.
This saucer comes from a tea and coffee service that was almost certianly commissioned by the Philadelphia China Trade merchant, who commissioned a nearly identical service in 1811 for his aunt, Harriet Chew. The only difference is that Chew's service has a yellow ground, while this has an orange ground. The inspiration for the design probably came from French porcelain with classical ornaments on a colored ground, which was popular in the first decades of the nineteenth century.
|Year Range from||1810|
|Year Range to||1815|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by Herbert G. McKay|