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Armorial plate with cornucopia

Date: 19th Century
Overall: 11/16 × 9 13/16 in. (1.8 × 25 cm)
Medium: Tin glaze earthenware, polychrome decoration
Credit Line: The Pierre Karch and Mariel O'Neill-Karch Collection.
Object number: G12.14.12
DescriptionThis object is a19th-century product which demonstrate the continued interest for the variety of styles developed by Rouen potters in the previous century. A type of decoration where the dominant motif is a large cornucopia surrounded by Eastern style flowers, birds and insects was well established by the mid-18th century. It is reminiscent of contemporary textile designs, especially Lyon’s woven silks which were decorated with a panoply of Asian motifs.