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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Date Made:1702-1714
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: tin-glazed earthenware decorated in cobalt blue
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; Bristol
Measurements:overall: 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.; 20.32 cm
Accession Number:  HD 91.159
Credit Line:Reginald and Rachel French gift

English delft circular plate with blue decoration. The well is decorated with a crown with the initials "AR" below, surrounded by two blue bands bordered on the inside with arcs or swags, dots, wedges and half-spheres. The rim, surrounded by two blue bands on the inside and one band on the outside, is decorated by intertwined arcs and crescents, or scallops (also known as an ermine border).

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