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Covered Butter Dish Serving Dish

This is a serving dish. It was 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 × 12.7 cm (3 9/16 in. × 5 7/8 in. × 5 in.) H x W x D (a: dish): 5.7 × 15 × 12.7 cm (2 1/4 in. × 5 7/8 in. × 5 in.) H x diam. (b: cover): 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) [2] "436", printed in red on oval paper label Underside of cover: [1] cursive "Dresden / about 171[0]" (?), written on paper label

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Covered Butter Dish Serving Dish; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 9 × 15 × 12.7 cm (3 9/16 in. × 5 7/8 in. × 5 in.) H x W x D (a: dish): 5.7 × 15 × 12.7 cm (2 1/4 in. × 5 7/8 in. × 5 in.) H x diam. (b: cover): 4.5 × 13.5 cm (1 3/4 × 5 5/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1949-149-3-a,b

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