Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

c.1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-179745

Description

Majolica ceramic A) Box with B) Lid, with colorful molded decorations of leaves and fish. Box is rectangular shape with shallow foot and slight rim. Bottom with tortoise shell pattern. Sides with band of green stylized leaves on a cobalt blue ground. Gold stylized rope around rim. Rectangular lid with three natural looking grayish blue fishes on top, forming handle, all on a ground of green leaves with blue and yellow border. Interior painted light blue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
earthenware
molding (forming)
industrial majolica
Box

Inscription

"[Mostly illegible- 2? stamps, one oval, one possibly 'H' or 'N']" (stamped)
"1805/3" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

5 x 5 1/2 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.618AB

Places

Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]