Shell dishes

Object Number: 
1957.294a
Date: 
1768-1770
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
One of a pair of molded shell-shaped porcelain dishes with continous footrims and raised rims functioning as handles with underglaze blue stylized peony in the center surrounded five deep blue leaves and wavy deep blue border outlining the interior rim with blue cross hatched diaper border at the handle.
Gallery Label: 
These dishes are the only examples of Lowestoft porcelain manufacturing in this collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group