Pickle stand

English (London)
about 1755
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm (6 x 8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

56.635

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Triangular base with shells and sea weed in which three shell forms are set, delicate painted borders and oriental birds in each.


Pickles were a standard feature at eighteenth-century English tables, served either as a salad in the winter or as an accompaniment to roasted meats. Cookbooks supplied recipes for pickling shellfish, nuts, flowers, eggs, onions, cucumbers, melons, and other fruits and vegetables.

Provenance

By 1956, Jessie and Sigmund J. Katz; 1956, gift of Jessie and Sigmund J. Katz. (Accession date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection