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Object Name: Box
Date: 1850-1858
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 7 x 10.2 x 7.9 cm )
Place made, probably: North America, United States, Bennington
Description: Oval parian ware with domed lid with a molded bunch of grapes on top; molded decoration on lid and body is composed of ovals with raised circles on them; the center of each oval is painted with blue enamel.
Object Number: Z.34
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Marks: hand written: in blue pencil on bottom: "Z66"; the rest is illegible.

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The United States Pottery Company (1847 - 1858) produced ornamental objects including yellow ware with Rockingham and flint enamel glazes, agate and granite wares, porcelain and parian. Technically innovative, the United States Pottery Company gained national prominence when its wares were featured in the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York City.