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Catalog Number R1989.2.15b
Object Name Saucer
Description Saucer decorated in polychrome enamels and gold with a chain border at the inner rim and a coat of arms with the motto "GLADIO ET VIRTUTE" in the center of the well.

The arms are those of Garstin, and the service was probably made for John Garstin, son of Thomas who was the High Sheriff of County Kilbare. John Garstin moved from Ireland to London in 1750, where he lived in Whitehall and held a government appointment. Twice married and widely travelled, he died in 1780.
Year Range from 1755
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 Gift of Elaine Madlener
On View No