|Object Name||Plate, Hot Water|
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|
|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|