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Title: Butter dish stand
Name: Butter dish stand
Date: c. 1770
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain
Country/Culture: English
Dimensions: ***Ht 1 9/16" (4.0) Wt 7 5/8" (19.5) Di De Ht 1/4" (0.7) Di 5 3/16" (13.2)
Marks: Mark in underglaze blue. Worcester mark used mainly on pieces with oriental decoration, an imitation seal mark (Hughes, p162).
Classification: Decorative Arts, Ceramics
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 2.8.64
More Information
The background of this plate is painted in a blue fish-scale design and is reminiscent of Japanese kimono designs; it is known as salmon-scale and used in porcelain decoration at Worchester dating from 1763.