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Plate Depicting Virgil's Tomb (Tomba di Virgilio), from a Topographical Dinner or Dessert Service Plate

This is a plate. It was manufactured by Doccia Porcelain Factory. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.5 x 24 cm (1 x 9 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Unmarked

It is signed

Not signed

It is inscribed

Underside: [1] "Tomba di Virgilio.", painted in black overglaze

Cite this object as

Plate Depicting Virgil's Tomb (Tomba di Virgilio), from a Topographical Dinner or Dessert Service Plate; Manufactured by Doccia Porcelain Factory (Italy); Italy; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x diam.: 2.5 x 24 cm (1 x 9 7/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-450-c

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