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The large oval dish is molded and pierced to simulate basketwork. The cupped walls, which curve in slightly at the top and sharply to the base, are decorated with a broad upper border of interlaced strapwork above three tiers of upright straps linked by three cross bands. The foot flares...

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Provenance

April, 1960, purchased in Paris by Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1985, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

French (Niderviller), Custine period, about 1775–80

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

France

Dimensions

9.5 x 36.5 cm (3 3/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.83

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware