Dessert plate: Aesop's Fables

English
about 1770
Made at Worcester Manufactory (England), Probably painted by Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale (Irish, active in England 1734–1801)


Dimensions

Other (diam): 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2146

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pair with 65.2145. White ground, large center round reserve decorated with wolf and fox in natural surroundings, bordered by festoons and fruit, alternating with exotic birds in flight, scalloped borders in blue decorated with gilt scroll work. Mark: Crescent underglaze blue

Markings

crescent in underglaze blue

Provenance

Estate of the late Eli B. Springs. November 19-24, sold at the American Art Association sale, lot 281 as "painted by O'Neale." Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection