Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1760
Chinese, for British market
Hard-paste porcelain
Diameter: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Harold D. Shattuck, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
The arms are those of Ralph Bigland (d. 1784) and his two wives, Ann Wilkins (m. 1737) and Ann Weir. The inscription "DEUT 8th 7-8-9-10" refers to the passage in Deuteronomy beginning "For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land"; verse 8, "A land of wheat, and barley, and vines..", contains a punning allusion to Bigland's name as bigg is a Scottish and northern English variety of barley.
Inscription: Inscribed at lower left of mantling: DEUT 8th 7-8-9-10
Mrs. Harold D. Shattuck (until 1963; to MMA)
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