A wonderful pair of very colorful, decorative, and amusing plates realistically hand-painted with with all manner of aquatic life; fish, shells, crabs and shrimp. From a service belonging to Frederick Dent Grant, the son of President Ulysses S. Grant. Frederick was born in 1850 and died in 1912. After attending West Point, his early military career saw him serving in the U.S. Cavalry before resigning to accompany his father on a world tour in 1887 during which time they visited China where this service was most likely ordered. In 1889 he was appointed U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, and then later he served as Police Commissioner for the City of New York, and at the end of the century he returned to military service in the Spanish American War as a Brigadier General in the Regular Army. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1870.