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Covered butter dish

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White glaze painted with blue, green, red, yellow, black, gold. Round, with two rectangular projections on rim with holes for handle now missing. Brown bands and flowers and insects. Flat top with modeled cow as handle; Chinoiserie figures in a garden. U

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

Dutch, about 1710–20

Object Place

Delft, The Netherlands


4.44 x 10.48 cm (1 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware