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Object Name: Shell dish
Date: 1768-1770
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 13.3 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
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.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Edmund Astley Prentis
Object Number: 1957.294a
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These dishes are the only examples of Lowestoft porcelain manufacturing in this collection.