Diplomatic Reception Rooms

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Object Details

Maker
Unknown
Date
ca. 1750
Geography
China
Culture
China, for export
Medium
ceramic; porcelain with polychrome enamels
Dimensions
Overall: 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm
Provenance
Ex-collection of Elinor Gordon, dealer, Villanova, Pennsylvania; by undocumented descent; to Polly Latham, dealer, Boston, Massachusetts; to the donor through purchase
Inscriptions
The center bearing the arms of Penn, for Thomas Penn of Buckinghamshire, the second son of William Penn, the Quaker founder of the colony of Pennsylvania Together with two circular gummed labels, one foil label reading "ELINOR GORDON / Chinese Export Porcelain Villanova, P.A."; the other, paper "Polly / 4755 / Latham".
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Kogod Goldman in memory of his wife, Linda B. Goldman
Collection
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Accession Number
RR-2015.0012