European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Fecundity" DishMade in Southwark, London, England, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, English
Tin-glazed earthenware with underglaze polychrome decoration
2008-169-1Gift of John K. and Louise Binswanger, 2008
LabelThis large dish is part of an important group made in England between about 1633 and 1697. Derived from sixteenth-century French dishes of a similar design, the group is decorated with a representation of fecundity (fertility) in the form of a reclining Venus and cavorting putti (cherubs).
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