Whieldon-type Tortoise

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1775

GUSN

GUSN-10727

Description

Earthenware tortoise, molded; medium size with bulbous humps on its body decorated overall with brown and yellow mottled head glazes (toroise shell glaze); this is quite possibly a Whieldon piece.

Details

Descriptive Terms

figurines
creamware
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
figure- and animal-derived motifs
tortoise shell
Creamware
Molded
Wheildon
FIGURINE, ANIMAL

Inscription

Paper store label on the underside: Guarenteed genuine/ D.M.+P./Manheim/ Antiques Corp./ 46 East 57th Street/ New York City.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Wheildon, Thomas (Maker)

Location of Origin

Staffordshire, England; England

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.584