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Polychrome flower design in red, blue, green and yellow. Curved sides, slightly flaring rim, small foot rim, two scroll handles, narrow spout attached to body except at curved tip. Domed cover with straight flange and ball finial. (old chips)


Collection of Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes; 1963, gift of Hawes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 20, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes

English (Bristol), 17th century, about 1690

Object Place

Bristol, England


21.59 x 26.67 cm (8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt, copper, antimony and iron oxide decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware