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Covered Dish in the Form of a Red Cabbage or Tulip Dish

This is a Dish. It was probably Volkstedt and manufactured by Volkstedt. It is dated 1760–1790 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Strewing Flowers on the Table.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 11 × 19.2 × 11.6 cm (4 5/16 × 7 9/16 × 4 9/16 in.) H x W x D (a: dish): 5.1 × 15.6 × 11.6 cm (2 in. × 6 1/8 in. × 4 9/16 in.) H x W x D (b: lid): 6 × 19.2 × 10.2 cm (2 3/8 in. × 7 9/16 in. × 4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of dish: [1] two crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (imitation Meissen mark, probably Volkstedt-Rudolstadt Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "M" or "H", impressed underglaze Inside of dish: [1] "39", written on bright orange label Underside of cover: [1] "1585 Rudolstadt XAR XOU", written in blue ink on paper label

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Covered Dish in the Form of a Red Cabbage or Tulip Dish; Probably Volkstedt ; Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 11 × 19.2 × 11.6 cm (4 5/16 × 7 9/16 × 4 9/16 in.) H x W x D (a: dish): 5.1 × 15.6 × 11.6 cm (2 in. × 6 1/8 in. × 4 9/16 in.) H x W x D (b: lid): 6 × 19.2 × 10.2 cm (2 3/8 in. × 7 9/16 in. × 4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-550-a,b

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