- ca. 1786
- Made in China
- Chinese, for American market
- 7 7/8 x 6 x 1 in. (20 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Anna Glen B. Vietor Gift, in memory of her husband, Alexander Orr Vietor, 1992
- Accession Number:
In 1786 the Salem, Massachusetts, merchant Elias Hasket Derby financed the voyage of the Grand Turk, one of the first to follow that of the Empress of China. He ordered a 272-piece dinner service for himself, possibly including this tureen, which bears his crest.