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Butter dish and cover

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The molded oval dish has slightly canted sides with four rows of horizontal ribbing on the lower portion. Two raised brackets at each end are molded on the exterior in the form of leaves. The thin, flat cover has notches on both ends to accommodate the brackets of the dish. The finial on the...

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(1) inside dish, in red enamel: j o (2) underside of cover, in red enamel: 5

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Dutch (Delft), about 1730

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

The Netherlands


8.3 x 12.8 cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware