Diplomatic Reception Rooms

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Object Details

Maker
Unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Geography
China
Culture
China, for export
Medium
ceramic; porcelain
Dimensions
Overall: 6 1/4 in; x 15.875 cm
Provenance
James Watson (1750-1806) was an officer in the Revolutionary War and member of the Society of the Cincinnati. James M. Watson became a wealthy New York merchant and served in the N.Y. State Assembly 1791, 1794-1796, State senate 1796-1798, United States Senate from August 17, 1798, to March 19, 1800. He is the father of James Talcot Watson (1789-1899).
Inscriptions
Each bearing script initials "JMW", for James M. Watson (1750-1806), in underglaze blue enamels.
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Kogod Goldman in memory of Ruth Kogod Goldman
Collection
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Accession Number
RR-2012.0001