Plate

May 1912
Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 17.5 x 1.3 cm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.377

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Decorated with hen and check with motto.


Some pottery was decorated with popular nursery rhymes or moralistic adages. This plate depicts a fussy hen and reads: “O, DON’T BOTHER ME,” SAID THE HEN WITH ONE CHICK.

Inscription

"113.5.12 / S.E.G. / S. / G."

Provenance

Early history unknown; in the late 1980s or early 1990s, acquired by Dr. David L. Bloom, Morristown, NJ, then Boston, MA for $1,200 as the first piece he purchased for his collection; given by Dr. David L. Bloom to the MFA (Accession date: XXXX)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.