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Two-sided stand composed of undulating wave and shell forms surmounted by a shell-shaped bowl with applied "barnicles" and painted leaves. The perforated topmost portion of the domed, shell-shaped cover is painted with a leaf and has a knop in the form of of a bearded monk holding a beaker in...

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Provenance

About 1950s, acquired on the art market by a private collector, England; by descent within the family to Louis Woodford, Somerset [see note 1]; 1995, sold by Louis Woodford to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund, Anonymous Gift, Gift of John W. Elliot, and Gift of Rosenberg and Stiebel, by exchange, and H. E. Bolles Fund

French, about 1740

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 20.4 x 19cm (8 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1995.54

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain