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Diamond pattern, pastoral scene seated figures, male on rock playing lute, lady with open book, sheep to her right painting in the manner of Boucher. Floral sprays inside rim with gilt border. Mark: incised with H.? Underglazed CT with crown mark.

Marks

interlaced CT with a crown above, 7 (Obscured), both in underglaze blue; incised H. 2 or Z.

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1775

Dimensions

3.7 x 28.5 x 24.4 cm (1 7/16 x 11 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2099

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain