Diplomatic Reception Rooms

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Object Details

Maker
Unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Geography
China
Culture
China, for export
Medium
ceramic; porcelain with overglaze enamels and gilt
Dimensions
Various sizes
Provenance
Ex-collection Charles K. Davis of Fairfield, Connecticut; Horace Gordon, a Villanova, Pennsylvania, dealer; to the Dietrich American Foundation, Philadelphia; to the Fine Arts Committee through purchase
Inscriptions
In a ribbon on the crest, the motto "EXCELSIOR;" the initials "EF" in the shield, thought to be those of Eliza Fisher
Credit Line
Funds donated by Mrs. Alexander O. Vietor
Collection
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Accession Number
RR-1968.0011.15