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Dish (or stand)

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The lozenge-shaped dish was pressed over a mold, producing shells in relief at each end, from which shell-form flutes fan in either direction. The scalloped rim was finished by hand. The presence of tin oxide in the glaze has softened the detail of the relief but has also given a smooth,...

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Marks

(1) on underside: "flown" raised anchor

Provenance

New York; By 1955, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, Chelsea, 1750–52

Object Place

England

Dimensions

3.6 x 24 cm (1 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.647

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain