SARGENT Armorial Berry Dish #7807 sold
A very fine example of Chinese export armorial porcelain made for the American market, this charming 6″ berry dish bears the shield-shaped Arms of Sargent, and was most likely part of a tea service made for Ignatius Sargent (1765-1821) of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Their is a bookplate engraved with these family arms and that is the most likely source for the design. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, p. 50, and examples can be found in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. State Dept. $1,800.00.