Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tortoise shell plate
  • England, United Kingdom
  • tortoise shell plate, mid 1700s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware, glazing
  • Object Diameter: 25.1 cm
    Object Diameter: 9 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1749

Round plate with escalloped edge. It has a tortiose shell pattern created with a mottled glaze of brown, green, gray-blue and yellow. Around the border is a barley pattern. The back of the plate is cream colored and is covered with brown specks.