Plate depicting fable "The Ape and the Fox"
Object Place: Europe, England
Overall: 3.8 x 19.5 cm (1 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration
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“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.
Label of Janet M. Wolfson Collection No. W-65
Mark: fretted square in underglaze blue
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)
Bequest of Janet M. Wolfson