Beard dish

The beard dish is complete; a portion of the enamel around the rim is missing, and the suspension holes in the foot have been repaired with plaster. The dish is oval, with an undulating rim. In cross-section, the wing, which slopes towards the bottom, has a raised edge; the wall is high and curved towards the bottom, which is flat. The wing has a flared half-oval indentation. On the reverse, the dish rests on an oval foot, the base of which is partly covered with enamel. The body is pinkish-beige in color and covered with a glossy white enamel. There are slight flaws in the enamel. The inner base shows small linear traces; the decoration is molded and hand-painted in polychrome. The molded decoration can be seen around the rim of the wing, which is wavy. The painted decoration was traced and painted in blue and violet underglaze, then in red and green overglaze. It is of the compartmented braid and floral basket type. The decoration is painted on the wing and in the center of the base. The wing is decorated with a braid. The braid is outlined in purple. It features two alternating motifs. One is in reserve on a faded blue background: it consists of mirrored elements, i.e. two scrolls followed by two quarter leaves. The other motif is a latticework drawn in red and trimmed with off-center beads painted in blue; it imitates fish scales. These two motifs are separated by a half-flower made of green radiating lines; it is set in two blue-painted bands, while the sides are in reserve. The indentation is bordered by leafy stems with a central pearl. The background is decorated with a flowering basket. The basket has a truncated cone shape on a flat swollen base and a flat swollen rim; it is outlined in purple and divided into similarly outlined vertical sections painted in faded blue; the basket’s rendering imitates rattan. From the top of the basket emerge a central half-flower flanked by two flowers and leafy plant stems. All these elements are outlined in purple. The half-flower is adorned with red radiating lines, while the other flowers are painted in faded blue. The leaves are painted green, with the exception of a few with red lines. Two red tendrils hang from either side of the basket. The basket rests on a splayed base, traced in violet and adorned with inclined lines painted in red; this base is set on a leafy terrace traced in violet and painted in blue; the leaves are traced en suite and painted in green.

  • Accession Number 2018.10.1070
  • Date 1770 c
  • Materials ceramic, white earthenware
  • Measurements 7,4 x 26,1 cm
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  • Accession Number 2018.10.1070
  • Date 1770 c
  • Materials ceramic, white earthenware
  • Measurements 7,4 x 26,1 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Paul-Gaston L'Anglais fonds,2018.010.1070
Photo by René Bouchard

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