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Ashtray
about 1960
Mechanically-molded cream-colored earthenware with underglaze red decoration
Primary Dimensions (diameter): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the children of Richard and Georgette Koopman
Description: A cream-colored earthenware ashtray, a type of ceramic known as creamware. There are three curved indentations around the rim, and a shallow well. It is decorated with a red, underglaze transfer-printed design The pattern consists of a branch with leaves and small clusters of flowers, mountain laurels, at the center. The border is broken into three sections, the top border pattern having a shield containing three grapevines on trellises in the center instead of the flowers. At the center of the well is a design of a three-masted ship.
Subject Note: The flower printed in the pattern and border on this set of creamware is the mountain laurel, the state flower of Connecticut. The shield containing three grapevines is the emblem of the State of Connecticut.
Object Number: 2007.24.4
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