Underplate, Porcelain, Chinese, for American market

Underplate

Date:
ca. 1786
Geography:
Made in China
Culture:
Chinese, for American market
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
7 7/8 x 6 x 1 in. (20 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anna Glen B. Vietor Gift, in memory of her husband, Alexander Orr Vietor, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.287
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
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.