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1985.162 (RS118540)

Description

White clay body w/ transparent glaze. Elongated form. Molded beading along edge w/ shallow well and molded vine decoration. Molded squared handles representing branches w/ fox head motif, referring to Aesop's fable of the fox and grapes. Marked, "(ribbon) Thomas Furnival & Sons/ (shield) (lion) (crown)/ Trademark/ ENGLAND."

Details

Maker
Thomas Furnival & Sons (Maker)
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
See description.
Location of origin
Cobridge, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
ironstone (pottery)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Aesop's Fables
DISH, SERVING
dishes (vessels)
fables
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Fox
foxes (animals)
Ironstone
ironstone (pottery)
Literature
Vine
vine scrolls
Dimensions
10 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.162
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24888

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