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Dish

Object Number: 
1952.266
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. ( 3.8 x 31.4 cm )
Description: 
Drape molded redware dish with slightly serrated edge; sgraffito and painted iron oxide and copper green decoration of a horse and rider blowing a horn and brandishing a sword; two tulips below; sgraffito scalloped border pattern; lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
Soldiers on horseback were a favorite subject of Pennsylvania German potters. Although the riders are rarely identified, they are often assumed to be George Washington.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group