Table Service

Date: 1785–90

Geography: Made in China

Culture: Chinese, for American market

Medium: Porcelain

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Bequest of James T. Woodward, 1910

Accession Number: 10.149.1–.248


This object belongs to a large dinner service (10.149.1–.248) bearing the Townley family coat-of-arms. The service, probably ordered by Justice Samuel Chase (1741–1811) of Annapolis, Maryland, displays the enamel-painted arms of Margaret Townley, Chase's aunt.