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Sweetmeat Stand
circa 1765-1770
West Pans porcelain factory

underglazing (decoration) earthenware lead glaze

Currently on view at Mint Museum--RANDOLPH

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary

This stand, coated in a wash of cobalt oxide and decorated in gilt, is an example of the style described by William Littler in a 1766 advertisement as “Mazzarine blue and gold.” The stand would have held sweet delicacies, such as small cakes, pastries, and nuts or fruits preserved in sugar.

Accession Number: 1971.3.16


height: 10 inches
width: 10.55 inches

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