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Gravy boat saucer

American
about 1934
Designed by Don Schreckengost (American, born in 1911), Manufactured by Salem China Company (founded in 1898)


Object Place: Salem, Ohio

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 16.8 x 16.8 cm (5/8 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2005.250b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with whtie glaze and painted decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Triangular plate slightly raised on round foot. Points are rounded and sides are slightly bowed. Central area has a round depression, the rim of the center outline in red; each of 3 points has a painted playing cards symbol: black club, red heart, and black spade. Center has red diamond surrounded by a hexagon with four additional line on four sides (possibly suggesting a card table and chairs).

Markings

Stamped in silver:
TRICORNE
By
Salem
U.S. PATENT
D. 94245

Provenance

Brett Angell; gift to MFA 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell