Dish

The dish is complete; there is some missing enamel around the rim, particularly at the corners, and a break has been repaired with iron studs. The dish is rectangular with plain sides. In cross-section, the wing is almost flat, while the rim slopes towards the bottom; the wall is rounded and the bottom is flat. The reverse of the dish has a slightly rounded center. The base of the dish is rounded. The body is beige in color and covered with a bluish-white enamel; there are burrs of enamel under the dish, near the rim. Three traces of linear, triangular pernettes are visible under the marli. The dish has a full-width break, which is repaired with four rusty iron spikes; made from a double iron rod, each is inserted into a pair of small circular holes drilled in the back of the dish and held in place by a hard white paste. The enamel on the reverse of the dish is dotted with the small holes, and the base shows areas of amati enamel and wear marks on its support; the decoration is molded and hand-painted in two-tone. It has been traced and painted in dark blue underglaze and red overglaze. It features compartmentalized braid and a floral basket. The molded decoration is perceptible on the edge of the wing: it consists of a row of small gadroons molded in relief. Painted decoration is applied on the wing, on the border near the edge and in the center of the base. On the wing and on the border, the decoration is tripartite: a row of gadroons and a braid separated by a band. On the narrow wing, a row of truncated spheres is painted on a thin fillet, separated by a dash; the whole is outlined and painted in blue. This row is separated from the inner braid by a wide blue band. The braid is outlined and painted in blue and red. The braid is adorned with two alternately repeated motifs. One is in reserve on a blue-painted background: it consists of mirrored motifs on either side of a small flower decorated with two series of scrolls set between two quarter flowers. These flowers are adorned with red radiating lines. The other motif is a latticework drawn in red and trimmed with blue-painted pearls. These two motifs are separated by a half-flower made of red radiating lines with a blue-painted core; it is set in two arched bands made of fine non-equidistant lines, the inner portion of which is painted blue. The background features a flowering basket. The basket is truncated cone-shaped, with a flat swollen bottom and concave rim; it is outlined in blue and partially filled with a latticework painted red; the rendering of the basket imitates rattan. From the top of the basket emerges a central flower framed by two leaves and two flowers; these are surrounded by leafy plant stems. The main flower is traced and painted in two shades of blue, and the two leaves and two flowers adjacent to it are partially filled with radiating lines traced in red. The curved plant stems and other leaves are outlined and painted in blue. Two red tendrils hang from either side of the basket. The basket rests on a flared base, itself set on a blue terrace.

  • Accession Number 2018.10.42
  • Date 1740 c
  • Materials ceramic, white earthenware
  • Measurements 2,6 x 24,9 cm
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  • Accession Number 2018.10.42
  • Date 1740 c
  • Materials ceramic, white earthenware
  • Measurements 2,6 x 24,9 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Paul-Gaston L'Anglais fonds,2018.010.0042
Photo by René Bouchard

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