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Whieldon-type Tortoise

1992.584 (RS21060)

Description

Earthenware tortoise, molded; medium size with bulbous humps on its body decorated overall with brown and yellow mottled head glazes (toroise shell glaze); this is quite possibly a Whieldon piece.

Details

Maker
Possibly Wheildon, Thomas (Maker)
Date
1750-1775
Inscriptions
Paper store label on the underside: Guarenteed genuine/ D.M.+P./Manheim/ Antiques Corp./ 46 East 57th Street/ New York City.
Location of origin
Staffordshire, England; England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
creamware
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
creamware
Creamware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
FIGURINE, ANIMAL
figurines
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
Molded
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
Wheildon
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.584
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10727

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