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The dish is incomplete; the two handles are broken and missing. It is rectangular-octagonal in shape. In cross-section, the dish features a flared wall surmounted by an inwardly sloping wing, with a raised rim of plain contour. The lower part of the wall curves towards the flat bottom. The dish rests on an octagonal foot, whose fulcrum is flat and unglazed. Two circular holes run right through the foot at its junction with the base. The bottom is recessed and flat. The body is pinkish-beige with quartz inclusions. The glaze is bluish-white. The decoration is hand-painted in two-tone on the inner rim and inner base, in the flower basket style. On the inner wing, the decoration is traced and painted in two-tone blue underglaze and red overglaze; it is of the lambrequin type, with two types repeated alternately. One type is a lobed tongue, with a blue background decorated in reserve; the motifs are scrolls, as well as flowers, one of which is fan-shaped and edged with pearls, and leaves, the veins of which are traced in red. The other design features a fan-shaped flower edged with pearls, supporting two flowers with red veins. From these two lambrequins hang leafy stems whose centers are cross-hatched in red. The background features a central flower basket. The basket is truncated cone-shaped, with a flat bottom and bulging rim; it is outlined in blue and filled with a red-painted latticework with blue beads; the rendering of the basket imitates rattan. From the top of the basket emerges a central flower flanked by two flowers in a row, surrounded by leafy plant stems and grapes. All these elements are traced and painted in blue, with the exception of two leaves painted in red; the flowers are partially filled with radiating lines traced in red. The central flower serves as a dividing line between the two areas on either side of this axis, whose elements are mirrored. The basket rests on a kind of ironwork-like support, consisting of a horizontal rectangular stem linking scrolls that continue into acanthus leaves curved upwards and arranged in a mirror image. The center of the support features a downward-pointing plant motif with a pearl, traced and painted in blue. The two volutes are joined by a hanging drapery, traced in blue and painted pale blue with red highlights. From this drapery emerge two acanthus leaves, curved upwards and arranged in a mirror-like fashion, framing a trifoliate element.

  • Date 1740 c
  • Materials ceramic, white earthenware
  • Measurements 6,1 x 31,1 x 42,3 cm
  • Accession Number 2018.10.1057
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  • Date 1740 c
  • Materials ceramic, white earthenware
  • Measurements 6,1 x 31,1 x 42,3 cm
  • Accession Number 2018.10.1057
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Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Paul-Gaston L'Anglais fonds, 2018.10.1057
Photo by René Bouchard

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