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Washbowl

Washbowl
Title
Washbowl
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 31.8 cm )
Description 
Molded pearlware washbowl with brown transfer print; interior of washbowl has central image of medieval figure in landscape with castle in background; images of the seasons alternating with floral reserves printed around interior sides of bowl; exterior of washbowl printed with images of summer and winter alternating with floral reserves.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Object Number 
1961.353b
Marks 
painted: in red on underside of washbowl: "E.P-706/S-123" [collector's marks?]
Provenance 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group