Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Overall: 17.5 x 17.5 x 1.3 cm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with glaze
Not On View
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.
"113.5.12 / S.E.G. / S. / G."
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)
Gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom
Reproduced with permission.