Diplomatic Reception Rooms

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Object Details

Maker
Unknown
Date
ca. 1784
Geography
China
Culture
China, for export
Medium
ceramic; porcelain
Dimensions
Overall: 6 in x 4 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 12.065 cm
Provenance
Made for Henry Smith (1766-1818) of Providence, Rhode Island; Polly Latham, a dealer, Boston, Massachusetts; to the donor through purchase
Inscriptions
SMITH contained in a cartouche for Henry Smith (American, 1766-1818)
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Kogod Goldman in memory of Justice Arthur Chaskalson of South Africa
Collection
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Accession Number
RR-2013.0007