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
  • Object Diameter: 23.8 cm
    Object Diameter: 9 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1751
Label Text

Plate with lattice/star and dot design around the border and escalloped edge. Tortoise shell appearance from a mottled lead glaze of yellow, brown and light green. The back of the plate is mottled in black and white.