From a rare American market ‘armorial’ service, which Angela Howard says “was almost certainly assumed without official permission” this  gilded border berry dish was from one of two services made for Joseph Smith of Philadelphia (1770-1845) who was a very prosperous merchant with trading interests in India, China, Ireland, and Germany. He was also partner in the ship the China Packet which sailed for Canton in 1818. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. II, page 660.  Measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition.  Circa 1815.    $1,150.00.