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Maker(s):Flight, Barr & Barr
Culture:British (established 1783 - 1840)
Title:Shell-shaped Dessert Dishes
Date Made:ca. 1823
Materials:soft paste porcelain
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; England: London
Measurements:Overall: 2 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in; 6 cm x 20 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1959.105.d.1-4
Credit Line:Gift of Jeffery John Archer Amherst, 5th Earl Amherst, Preston R. Bassett (Class of 1913), H. Harrison Fuller (Class of 1917), Harold F. Johnson (Class of 1918), Henry S. Kingman (Class of 1915), John J. McCloy (Class of 1916), Oliver B. Merrill (Class of 1925), Charles H. Morgan, Francis T. P. Plimpton (Class of 1922), Eustace Seligman (Class of 1910), Winthrop H. Smith (Class of 1916), Stanley F. Teele (Class of 1928), and Valley Foundation (Frank L. Babbott, Clas of 1913)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

the ground of the clam shaped plate is Saxon green. The lobed edge is gilded with a gadroon pattern. In the center of the bowl is the Amherst Coat of Arms. Two indigenous men in full battle array are chained and stand on either side of a shield decorated with arrows and spears. Above is a monarch's crown. Below the shield is a pink banner that says "CONSTANTIA ET VIRTUTE"

Label Text:
Made for William Amherst, 2nd Earl Amherst

food; decoration and ornament; social classes; racism; slavery; decorative arts

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