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Dish

English
around 1860-1870
Made at Wedgwood Manufactory (Staffordshire, England), Decorated by Emile Lessore (French, 1805–1874)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 × 30.8 × 20.3 cm (1 1/2 × 12 1/8 × 8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.665

Medium or Technique

Creamware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Shell-shaped dish in irregular shape with yellow rim; with a mermaid (?) blowing a shell, attended by two nude women posed over a dolphin and putto.

Inscription

Two gummed MFA labels: "74.19 Mrs. Frothingham" and lower label "Mrs. Edward Frothingham"
One circular blue border label: "273"

Signed

Signed at lower left 'E Lessore' and at lower right 'Wedgwood' in rust red

Markings

Impressed WEDGWOOD "R" [4 dots] on reverse

Credit Line

Gift by the grandchildren of Mrs. Edward Frothingham,(Eugenia Mifflin Frothingham)