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Description

Majolica ceramic A) Box with B) Lid, with colorful molded decorations of leaves and fish. Box is rectangular shape with shallow foot and slight rim. Bottom with tortoise shell pattern. Sides with band of green stylized leaves on a cobalt blue ground. Gold stylized rope around rim. Rectangular lid with three natural looking grayish blue fishes on top, forming handle, all on a ground of green leaves with blue and yellow border. Interior painted light blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
c.1870-1890
Inscriptions
"[Mostly illegible- 2? stamps, one oval, one possibly 'H' or 'N']" (stamped)
"1805/3" (handwritten)
Location of origin
England
Material
earthenware
molding (forming)
Object type
Container
Places
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
earthenware
industrial majolica
molding (forming)
Dimensions
5 x 5 1/2 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.618AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
179745

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