Serving dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-24888

Description

White clay body w/ transparent glaze. Elongated form. Molded beading along edge w/ shallow well and molded vine decoration. Molded squared handles representing branches w/ fox head motif, referring to Aesop's fable of the fox and grapes. Marked, "(ribbon) Thomas Furnival & Sons/ (shield) (lion) (crown)/ Trademark/ ENGLAND."

Details

Descriptive Terms

dishes (vessels)
ironstone (pottery)
fables
figure- and animal-derived motifs
foxes (animals)
vine scrolls
Ironstone
Aesop's Fables
Fox
Vine
Literature
DISH, SERVING

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Thomas Furnival & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Cobridge, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

10 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.162