Butter dish with cover

Dutch (Delft)
about 1750
Artist Unidentified


Dimensions

Height 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.598a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Round butter dish in the form of a basket with ‘famille rose’ colors.

Inscription

Two labels:
On underside of base: "Collection G. Ephis"
On underside of cover: "Aronson Antiquairs / Amsterdam"

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

2000, sold by Jean-Gabriel Peyre (dealer), Paris, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012.

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger