A great Chinese export porcelain saucer dish made for the American Market with New Hampshire connections. From a service made for John A. Colby of Concord, New Hampshire, and bearing his initials, the central oval depicts the emblem of New Hampshire as adopted by the State Legislature in 1785; it depicts an unmasted ship upon its stocks in a shipyard, a rising sun on the horizon-all alluding to the growing prosperity and bright future of the Granite State in the new nation. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and although in restored condition, it would nevertheless be a rare and welcome addition to any American Market collection as only 53 pieces were made and examples are in the Winterthur Collection. See Schiffer, China for America, p 43. Circa 1790.