Ewer and Plate
An ewer and plate (Italian, 19th century) composed of brightly colored faience with luster glaze. The yellow spout of the ewer is in the form of a bearded face and the scrolled handle resembles a serpent, a geometric design decorates the shoulder, the upper part of the body is painted with a band of griffins holding heraldic shields and scrolling foliage against a white ground, the lower part of the body is gadrooned and leads to the pedestal base ending in a circular foot. The underplate is decorated around the rim with a large band of figures flanking heraldic shields surrounded by scrolling foliage against a dark blue ground, the central reserve is white.
tin-glazed earthenware (faience)
.a (ewer) = 16" x 9.5" x 7.25"
.b (plate) = dia. 12"
Bequest of Mrs. Gwendolen E. Rives, 1973.
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