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Painted by Emile Lessore (1805–1874). Lead-glazed cream-colored earthenware, painted in polychrome enamels. Scene of Venus, sea gods and nymphs, putti, and dolphins. Mark: WEDGWOOD impressed; signed Emile Lessore in script on front. circular footring has two holes for hanging.

Signed

Signed Emile Lessore in script on front.

Marks

Impressed "WEDGWOOD".

Provenance

Lloyd E. Hawes (b. 1912 - d. 1988), Wellesley Hills, MA; 1988, by inheritance to his widow, Mrs. Lloyd E. (Vivian S.) Hawes, Wellesley Hills; 1991, gift of Mrs. Hawes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lloyd E. Hawes

English, about 1862–64

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm)

Accession Number

1991.747

Medium or Technique

Creamware (cream-colored earthenware)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery