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

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