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Maker(s):Flight, Barr & Barr
Culture:British (established 1783 - 1840)
Title:Tazza (two)
Date Made:ca. 1823
Type:Ceramic
Materials:soft paste porcelain
Place Made:Europe; Great Britain: England
Measurements:Overall: 5 3/8 in x 11 7/8 in; 13.7 cm x 30.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1959.105.g.1-2
Credit Line:Gift of Jeffery John Archer Amherst, 5th Earl Amherst, Preston R. Bassett (Class of 1913), H. Harrison Fuller (Class of 1917), Harold F. Johnson (Class of 1918), Henry S. Kingman (Class of 1915), John J. McCloy (Class of 1916), Oliver B. Merrill (Class of 1925), Charles H. Morgan, Francis T. P. Plimpton (Class of 1922), Eustace Seligman (Class of 1910), Winthrop H. Smith (Class of 1916), Stanley F. Teele (Class of 1928), and Valley Foundation (Frank L. Babbott, Clas of 1913)
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Description:
a shallow ornamental bowl supported on a foot. the ground of the is Saxon green. The lobeded edge is gilded with a gadroon pattern. In the center of the bowl is the Amherst Coat of Arms. Two indigenous men in full battle array are chained and stand on either side of a shield decorated with arrows and spears. Above is a monarch's crown. Below the shield is a pink banner that says "CONSTANTIA ET VIRTUTE"

Label Text:
Made for William Amherst, 2nd Earl Amherst

Tags:
food; decoration and ornament; social classes; racism; slavery; decorative arts

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