central lion shield inscribed 'Morgan' enclosed by blue and gilt bands of dart, dot and linked florettes

Dessert plate with arms of Morgan, c. 1785

Unknown artist, expand_more

Porcelainexpand_more

Gift of Leo A. and Doris Hodroffexpand_more  94.86.15

The service to which this dessert plate belongs was commissioned for John Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut. Brought back on the [i]Empress of China[i] in 1785, the service was among the earliest customized for an American. By 1784, when America began trading with China as an independent nation, armorial porcelain had already fallen out of fashion with Europeans.

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Dessert plate with arms of Morgan
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94.86.15
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central lion shield inscribed 'Morgan' enclosed by blue and gilt bands of dart, dot and linked florettes