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Bonbon dish

Description

White clay body w/ colorless "white" glaze w/ slightly celadon tint. Oval shape w/ slightly dished and canted rim and a corresponding oval well. Overglaze enamel polychrome decoration in the rose palette featuring gilt ground w/ butterflies at central reserve. Quartered by scenic reserves, two w/ mandarin court scenes and two w/ birds and floral motif.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
bonbon dishes
butterflies
Butterfly
Chinese
DISH, BONBON
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
Mandarin
porcelain
Porcelain
Rose
rose (genus)
Dimensions
1.25 x 6.188 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1973.12
GUSN
25841

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