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Table screen

1949.345 (RS119465)

Description

Gilded domed foot with rounded stem supports rectangular pierced, leafy, scrolled frame; encloses white porcelain lithophane. Scene shows figures gathered around large domed basket (?) trying to capture putti. At center n man holds a putti by wings. Above basket, sprawled putti flies with string tied to foot.

Details

Maker
Plaue Porzellanmanufaktur (Maker)
Date
1850-1900
Location of origin
Plaue-on-Havel, Germany, Thuringia
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
gilding
lithophanes
piercing
porcelain
tin (metal)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Classical Figure
Gilded
gilding
Lithophane
lithophanes
Mythology
mythology (literary genre)
Pierced
piercing
porcelain
Porcelain
Putti
putti (motifs)
SCREEN, TABLE
table linens
table screens
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
13.063 x 5.188 (HxD), 4.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.345
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
8039

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