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Watch Case

about 1790–1800

Object Place: Europe, England


20.2 x 22.9 cm (7 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





Lead-glazed cream-colored earthenware (creamware) with lustre, enamel and transfer-printed decoration. Square back with molded circular opening backed by a semi-circular cupped attachment which has a fluted rim and applied leaves at its base. Rounded trapezoidal base with molded braided edges with fluted columns supporting a roof of the same shape. Three reclining lions on top, the larger rear one lies on an applied leaf. The interior surfaces are decorated with an all-over transfer-printed floral pattern covered by a pink lustre wash. The moldings of the columns, the opening, the braided edge, and the lions’ manes are picked out in a deeper pink lustre. The capitals of the columns and applied leaf on top are painted with green enamel. The top, underside, and reverse sides are left undecorated.

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte and Irving Rabb