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Butter tub with attached round dish and cover

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The cylindrical dish is designed to resemble a wood tub. It is molded with two raised parallel bands that encircle the body near the rim and two vertical handles, each pierced with a hole, which rise from the rim. The base of the dish is attached to the well of the stand, which has sloping...

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Interlaced Ls (partially abraded) enclosing date letter O, a dot above (possibly the abraded mark of a comma for Charles-Louis Méreaud jeune), in blue enamel


By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection


French, 1767

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Overall: 8.4 x 20.5 cm (3 5/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain