Gift of James DeLancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1939
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Chinese export porcelain was one of the luxuries deemed essential to a well-appointed eighteenth-century house. Until 1784, when direct trade began between China and America, Chinese porcelain came to the colonies by way of Europe. This soup plate was part of a large service that descended in the Verplanck family of New York.
descended in the Verplanck family; James DeLancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, until 1939