Table screen

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-8039

Description

Gilded domed foot with rounded stem supports rectangular pierced, leafy, scrolled frame; encloses white porcelain lithophane. Scene shows figures gathered around large domed basket (?) trying to capture putti. At center n man holds a putti by wings. Above basket, sprawled putti flies with string tied to foot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

table screens
table linens
brass (alloy)
gilding
lithophanes
piercing
porcelain
tin (metal)
mythology (literary genre)
putti (motifs)
Porcelain
Tin
Brass
Gilded
Lithophane
Mythology
Classical Figure
Putti
Pierced
SCREEN, TABLE

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Plaue Porzellanmanufaktur (Maker)

Location of Origin

Plaue-on-Havel, Germany, Thuringia

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

13.063 x 5.188 (HxD), 4.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.345