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Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 3 x 1 1/2 in.
MARKINGS transfer printed in red on bottom: crown with sword diagonally intesecting. "Belleek" above crown barely visible.
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pitcher, porcelain, translucent white body with blue-violet glaze; raised Japonesque design with two asymmetrical floral and leafy branches emerging from top of mat-gold lobe shaped handle. Opposite side decorated with butterfly. Four gold cloud-like areas interspersed with applied designs incised into thick pigments of gold, green, and brown. Gold-edged, rounded top curves upward and inward at the center with "C"-shaped spout. Narrow round gold foot. CONDITION - Excellent.
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