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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1866
    DIMENSIONS Height: 1 in.; diameter: 9 5/8 in. (2.5 x 24.4 cm)
    MARKINGS On underside of base, at center, transfer printed in black: "CREIO/ZM&CIE/MONTEREAU/MODELE/E ROUSSEAU/A/PARIS"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White bodied earthenware plate from the Service Rousseau, with flared rim and slightly scalloped edge. Painted with naturalistic butterfly, stylized branches with leaves, and a flower, in shades of brown, yellow, blue, green, and pink. Asymmetrical disposition indicative of Japonism. Outer rim of plate is painted with overlapping pointed lines in a gradation of blue [dark to light], resembling brush strokes. Good condition. Two small chips to the edge of the plate
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