Butter dish, cover, and stand

Dutch (Delft)
around 1725-1750
Marked by Zaccharias Dextra, proprietor of De Drie Vergulde Astonnekens factory (Dutch, active 1721 - 1757), Made by De Drie Vergulde Astonnekens (Three Golden Ash cans) Factory (active around 1655-1803)


Object Place: Europe, Delft, The Netherlands

Dimensions

5.08 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

1971.398a-c

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware; hard-paste porcelain

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Butter tub and cover are made of earthenware and the plate is Japanese porcelain. All octagonal with stylized lotus leaf pattern in blue on each piece. Prunus flowers within petals conforming to shape.

Markings

Mark on tub "Z Dex" (glaze worn, old, on bottom edge). Porcelain plate, 4 calligraphi

Credit Line

John Wheelock and John Morse Elliott Fund