Charger

French (Moustiers)
About 1700–20
Made at Clérissy Manufactory (Moustiers, France, 1679-1783), Probably painted by Gaspard Viry (French, 1668–1720)


Dimensions

Overall (Diameter): 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1997.19

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with underglaze blue decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Faience (tin-glazed earthenware.) The charger is decorated in cobalt blue on a white tin-glazed ground. The border is painted with a pattern of stylized foliage incorporating masks composed of a scull emerging from strapwork.

Provenance

By 1996, with Galerie Verneuil-Bac, Paris; 1997, sold by Galerie Verneuil-Bac and purchased by the MFA with funds given by Abe Covo in memory of his beloved wife Jackie Covo. (Accession date: March 26, 1997)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds given by Abe Covo in memory of his beloved wife Jackie Covo