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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.


Oval platter or dish with a six –lobed rim, notched or indented at the corners, and a shallow foot ring, decorated in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt. The rim has a gilded edge, a row of alternating red roses with green stems and leaves and gilded wheat ears, a row of gilded wheat ears, and another row of alternating red roses and gilded wheat ears.


c. 1802-1804



Porcelain (soft-paste), enamel, gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 1 1/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. x 8 in. (3.18 cm x 26.99 cm x 20.32 cm)

Credit Line

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

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Colors (Beta)

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