European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
DishMade in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, Dutch
Tin-glazed earthenware with blue decoration in center and purple-speckled decoration on the triple border
1882-1453The Bloomfield Moore Collection, 1882
LabelThis purple-speckled, fluted dish represents one of the finest products made by the potters of Rotterdam. The speckling technique found on the triple border is produced by striking a knife against a bristle brush wetly filled with manganese paint. The white thumbprint at the lower left occurred during the loading of the kiln, when a helper carelessly picked up the dish while the glaze was still wet.
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