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Shell-shaped Dish

1970.1212 (RS115950)

Description

Serving dish molded in the form of an oyster shell, elongated with fan-like terminus with scrolled end serving as handle. Wide magenta band with scrolled and diaper decoration. Monogrammed “HCB” in center.\n \n French export porcelain dinner service with pattern of fruit, birds, and diaper and scroll designs around “HCB” monogram. Two serving plates, five tureens, three saucers, five platters, sixteen soup plates, seventeen dinner plates, fifteen dessert plates, nineteen other plates, one pitcher, two vegetable dishes, five serving dishes, one gravy boat, eighteen nappy dishes, ten cups and ten saucers, two compotes, two chargers, five dessert bowls, and one other bowl.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
gilding
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Dish, Serving
dishes (vessels)
Gilded
gilding
Porcelain
porcelain
People and organizations
Bowen, Henry Chandler, 1813-1896
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 4 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1212
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64377

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