Centerpiece

French
19th century
Samson Manufactury (French (Paris)), In the manner of Strasbourg Manufactory (France, working 1720-1781)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

17.78 x 22.24 cm (7 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.2628

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Shaped tray with floral painting supported by four caryatids with dophins addorsed, the four connected by cross-bars beneath tray. Dolphins heads rest at molded edge of shaped base, also floral painted. Compare with 64.2202

Markings

Underglaze blue "H" with superscript "." / 836 in the manner of Joseph Hannong of Strasbourg

Provenance

James A. Lewis and Sons, Inc., New York. 1950, gift of Charles Münch (b. 1891 – d. 1968), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Munch