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One of a set of thirty four. A white earthenware footed compote. An overall painted floral and foliate motif. The interior has a dark green lobed border with polychrome flowers and leaves. Large central flower. The exterior has the same motif. Two pierced asymmetrical foliate handles.
Paper label on bottom of .29: ""The/ Russell/ CHINA/ This set of China/ was presented by (Hon) James Russell/ [born?] 1715 died 1793) to his daughter Margaret/ [on the] occassion of her marriage (July 15, 1781)/ [to Hon.] John Codman (See Copley Portrait) who was/ my great great grandfather (Born 1755 died 1803)/ HEIRLOOM to my SON./ [signed]/ [illeg.] Gilbert Carter""
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)
Possibly Spode Pottery (Maker)
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
7 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. John Carter