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Chestnut basket, cover, and stand

Object Number: 
1957.283a-c
Date: 
1770-1775
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 21.6 x 26 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in blue on bottom of basket: open crescent
Description: 
Soft-paste porcelain quatrefoil lobed molded chestnut basket, pierced cover and stand with the twig handles with applied leaves and florets painted in underglaze blue; the interior basket rim and exterior cover rim outlined with printed geometric cell border; the interior basket printed with pomegranites and flowers; the stand printed with pine cones; an underglaze blue diapered pattern borders the stand; marks in the form of an open crescent mark on bottom in blue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group