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Butter tub

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Straight sided, flat-bottomed tub with two pierced rectangular "handles" above rim. Slightly domed cover, notched for handles, with squared, ribbed handle at center. Pale yellow ground with two shaped, oval reserves containing polychrome birds and rimmed in gold.

Marks

Marks on base in blue enamel: interlaceed Ls enclosing date letter A; near rim, script D. Incised, near rim:

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie

Beurrier

French, 1753–54

Object Place

France

Dimensions

6.98 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.989a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics