While visiting England, Thomas Law purchased this set of tablewares with the intention of presenting it to his estranged wife, Eliza Parke Custis Law, a granddaughter of Martha Washington. Upon his return, the couple formally separated, and in 1810, when their divorce was finalized, Law gave the service to a friend who had handled the legal proceedings, Rep. William Czar Bradley of Vermont. More

Date

c. 1802-1804


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (soft-paste), enamel, gilt


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 1 3/4 in. x 18 in. x 13 5/8 in. (4.45 cm x 45.72 cm x 34.61 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Bradley Willard, 1986


Marks

Impressed on the underside of the platter, under the glaze: “6”.


Object Number

H-3030/J


Colors


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