An elegant Chinese export porcelain soup plate made for the American market, specifically for John and Ann Donnell of Baltimore, Maryland (married in 1798) who were owners of the prominent Willowbrook Estate in Baltimore.  The design centered with a shield bearing the couple’s gilded initials surrounded by flourishes and flowers, the edge rimmed with a classic peach/sepia and gilt border which appears as a popular motif on American market services of this period.  Measuring 10″ in diameter and in very good condition.  Circa 1810.  A similar example in the collections of the Dietrich American Foundation.