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Catalog Number R1997.8.7b
Object Name Saucer
Description Saucer decorated in overglaze famille rose enamels and gold with a spearhead border at the inner rim and an impaled coat of arms in the center of the well.

The arms are those of Hart impaling Franklin, and this service was made for Willis Hart, who married Elizabeth Franklin. It was inherited by the Reverend George Augustus Frederick Hart.
The impaled coat of Franklin is incorrectly painted. As Howard notes, the Chinese artists probably mistook the looped tails of three dolphins for the heads of three Martelli.
Year Range from 1760
Year Range to 1765
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase
On View No