"Fecundity" Dish

Artist/maker unknown, English

Geography:
Made in Southwark, London, England, Europe

Date:
c. 1675

Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware with underglaze polychrome decoration

Dimensions:
15 3/8 x 18 5/8 inches (39.1 x 47.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 277, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
2008-169-1

Credit Line:
Gift of John K. and Louise Binswanger, 2008

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Label:
This large dish is part of an important group made in England between about 1633 and 1697. Derived from sixteenth-century French dishes of a similar design, the group is decorated with a representation of fecundity (fertility) in the form of a reclining Venus and cavorting putti (cherubs).


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