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On loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
c. 1750
Hard Paste Porcelain with Hand Painted Decoration

Several of the participants in the “Boston Tea Party” met at the home of Mr. Benjamin Edes to drink punch from this fine example of Chinese Export porcelain before proceeding to Griffin’s Wharf to dump tea in Boston Harbor on the evening of December 16, 1773.