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Plate depicting fable "The Ape and the Fox"

"The Ape and the Fox" - Soft-paste porcelain, fluted rim; mazarine blue ground, elaborate gilt scroll and diaper border around central reserve, in polychrome enamels, after No. 28 in Barlow's 1666 edition of Aesop's Fables; gold dentil edge.


Mark: fretted square in underglaze blue


Collection of Lady Corah; July 20, 1971, sold by Lady Corah at Sotheby's, London, lot 66. By 1981, Mrs. Janet M. Wolfson, Brookline, MA; 1982, bequest of Mrs. Janet M. Wolfson. (Accession date: January 13, 1982)

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Bequest of Janet M. Wolfson

English, about 1769

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Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain