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Covered Butter Dish Serving Dish

This is a serving dish. It was made by Meissen Porcelain Factory and manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1735 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 9 × 15.2 × 13.5 cm (3 9/16 in. × 6 in. × 5 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a: bowl): 6 × 15.2 × 12.5 cm (2 3/8 in. × 6 in. × 4 15/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 4.5 × 13.5 cm (1 3/4 × 5 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside (unglazed): [1] double crossed swords, painted in blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) Underside of cover: [1] "Dresden / bowl", written on paper label

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Covered Butter Dish Serving Dish; Made by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 9 × 15.2 × 13.5 cm (3 9/16 in. × 6 in. × 5 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a: bowl): 6 × 15.2 × 12.5 cm (2 3/8 in. × 6 in. × 4 15/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 4.5 × 13.5 cm (1 3/4 × 5 5/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1949-149-2-a,b

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