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Assembled Set of Worcester blue and White Soft Paste: pickle dish

Object Number: 
1957.295
Date: 
1770-1775
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 7 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in blue: hatched crescent
Description: 
Press molded scallop shell-shaped porcelain pickle dish with scrolled shell end as a handle; printed in underglaze blue with pictures of garden produce (melons, berries, nuts, mushrooms) and leaves inside, with feathered painted blue border; mark in the form of a hatched crescent in blue.
Gallery Label: 
This piece may be considered rare because this print appears only on this shape of dish.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group