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|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|