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Platter, ca. 1745

This is a platter. It was manufactured by Varages Pottery Factory and Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory. It is dated ca. 1745 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eugene V. Thaw and Clare E. Thaw. It is credited Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Platter (USA), 1986
  • enameled and gilt porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1987-40-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3.5 × 39.5 × 27.5 cm (1 3/8 × 15 9/16 × 10 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Large black underglaze X

Cite this object as

Platter, ca. 1745; Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory ; tin-glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 3.5 × 39.5 × 27.5 cm (1 3/8 × 15 9/16 × 10 13/16 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2017-20-2

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