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Plate depicting fable "The Ape and the Fox"

English
about 1769


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 19.5 cm (1 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.67

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

“The Ape and the Fox” - Soft-paste porcelain, fluted rim; mazarine blue ground, elaborate gilt scroll and diaper border around central reserve, in polychrome enamels, after No. 28 in Barlow’s 1666 edition of Aesop’s Fables; gold dentil edge.

Inscription

Label of Janet M. Wolfson Collection No. W-65

Markings

Mark: fretted square in underglaze blue

Provenance

Collection of Lady Corah; July 20, 1971, sold by Lady Corah at Sotheby's, London, lot 66. By 1981, Mrs. Janet M. Wolfson, Brookline, MA; 1982, bequest of Mrs. Janet M. Wolfson. (Accession date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

Bequest of Janet M. Wolfson