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Plate depicting the fable "The Lion & the Mouse"

English
about 1769
Made at Worcester Manufactory (England), Painted by Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale (Irish, active in England 1734–1801)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 19.5 cm (1 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.68

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

“The Lion and the Mouse” - plate in soft-paste porcelain, fluted scalloped rim; mazarine blue ground, elaborate gilt scroll and diaper border around centralreserve, painted in polychrome enamels, after No. 23 in Barlow’s 1666 edition of Aesop’s Fables; gold dentil edge.

Inscription

Janet M. Wolfson Collection No. W-66

Markings

Mark: fretted square in underglaze blue

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Bequest of Janet M. Wolfson