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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:1780-1800
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: lead glaze with cobalt oxide over refined earthenware (pearlware), underglaze enamel
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; Staffordshire (probably)
Measurements:overall: 3 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.; 8.255 x 18.415 cm
Accession Number:  HD 56.039

English pearlware, circular bowl decorated in underglaze blue. The outer surface of bowl is decorated with a chinoiserie landscape with a pagoda-like building, willow trees, running fence, flying birds, and stylized foliage. The interior rim is encircled by a diamond diaper or trellis pattern; the bowl has an applied foot rim. A number of factories in England, including the Leeds Pottery, made this ware. It was used in Deerfield too, where many fragments have been found in the ground. E.H. Williams 1838 probate inventory.


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