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Dish, ca. 1790

This is a Dish. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is lead-glazed earthenware with sgraffito and slip decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 5.7 × 34.5 cm (2 1/4 × 13 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscription: M: S: G: S. / Ich wol lieber sterben als dir verderben (I would rather die than spoil you).

Cite this object as

Dish, ca. 1790; lead-glazed earthenware with sgraffito and slip decoration; H x diam.: 5.7 × 34.5 cm (2 1/4 × 13 9/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-48-15

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