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Catalog Number R1967.1.219.31
Object Name Plate, Hot Water
Description This hot water plate is part of a large service that belonged to Paul Revere (1735-1818), the Revolutionary War hero whose "midnight ride" warned the militias of Lexington and Concord of the oncoming British army. Revere was a wealthy Boston silversmith and engraver, and this is thought to be part of the "1 imported Table Sett China" recorded in his 1818 household inventory after his death.

Hot water plates are hollow, and are designed to be filled with boiling water to help keep food warm.
Year Range from 1795
Year Range to 1805
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
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
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Export Porcelain Gallery
Gallery ID Number 66