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White. Shell resting on the back of a dolphin. Seaweed around base.

Provenance

By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English (London), about 1751

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm (3 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.366

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain