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Pickle Dish

American China Manufactory (Bonnin and Morris), Philadelphia, 1770 - 1772

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

4 3/16 x 4 1/2 inches (10.6 x 11.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 209, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin Rush, 1950

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Pickle dishes held the pickled fruits and nuts served during the dessert course in colonial Philadelphia households. Unlike their more complex relative, the pickle stand, single pickle dishes could be easily moved about the table.

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