Majolica swan sardine/fois gras dish & cover - For Sale

Majolica swan sardine/fois gras dish & cover
Price: $625.00
Victorian, circa 1880 Majolica rectangular sardine dish and cover. Cobalt dish with brown and green wash borders, supported by four feet modeled as fish. Cover is surmounted by a swan resting on a pond lily leaf. Pink interior. Three stilt marks and a vent hole to underside of cover. Green and brown mottled underside to dish. Similar piece illustrated on page 48, ''The Collectors Encyclopedia of Majolica'' by Mariann Katz-Marks. Fair. Cover: Kiln effects: glaze miss to under rim; thinning of the cobalt glaze in some areas; crazing to the cobalt border. Old restoration to swan''s neck and back. Dish: Shallow chip to underneath of one foot. Minor flaking to two of the feet. Two flakes to underneath associated with stilt marks. Kiln effects: a few glaze pops to the interior; stained crazing to the interior and underside. All four fish with restored fin. 5.5ins high, 6.5ins by 5.5ins wide

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