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Low bowl (Paris, France and Massachusetts, decorated about 1906–27)

Porcelain blank having a historically-derived border design that has been etched into the body; high karat gilding covers the surface.

Marks

Stamped on back of plate in green glaze: "Haviland / France." Artist's script signature in black glaze across center of plate" "Onata North Fitts."

Provenance

The artist, Onata North (1871-1946) and her husband, Charles N. Fitts (1870-1945), m. 1897, to their daughter, Doris Lincoln Fitts (b. 1900); to her daughter, Barbara Smith Barnett; to MFA, 2002, gift of Barbara Smith Barnett.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Onata North Fitts by her daughter, Doris Fitts Smith and her granddaughter, Barbara Smith Barnett

American, 1906–27

Object Place

Brookline or Newton, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Diameter rim: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm); H. 1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm)

Accession Number

2002.399

Medium or Technique

Etched and gilded porcelain

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain