JP Morgan House Flag Asparagus Plate c.1890

Lannan Gallery

W150-0216

Personal dinnerware made exclusively for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) for use aboard his personal steam yacht Corsair, built in 1890. This 10” Asparagus Plate by Minton's has the J. Pierpont Morgan signature navy blue trim with gold accents. Inside top of plate has the New York Yacht Club burgee and the Morgan House Flag crossing staffs with a blue banner beneath reading "Corsair". This fine porcelain china, made by the world renowned English maker Mintons, was used to entertain Morgan’s guests. His guests were some of the most famous and powerful people of the day.

Overall Dimensions: 9 1/2" diameter

 

*plate shows typical wear and a speck of glaze loss beneath banner.


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