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The Fortune Teller chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • The Fortune Teller chimney ornament, circa 1840–1860
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware, enamel
  • Object Height: 30.5 cm
    Object Height: 12 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1701
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An arbor of grapevines arches over two women. The fortune teller, seated, holds the hand of the other woman who is standing. The standing woman is holding a small child. The piece is highly decorated with enamel. The base is white with raised letters, "FORTUNE TELLER," in black. Touches of applied string-like clay. There is a crackle in the glaze.