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These pieces were made to order for the Manigault family and shipped directly to America from China. They are part of a set of nearly 300 pieces. Correspondence with descendants of the Manigault family, who still own parts of the original set with the shield crest, reveal that Charles Izard Manigault (1795-1874) of Charleston was in China from December 15, 1817 to December 19, 1821, and he may have ordered the china at that time. A second set (MESDA Acc. No. 2294.1-3) was ordered later for Gabriel Henry Manigault (1788-1834), the brother of Charles.