Fancy Ware Sweetmeat Dish

Date: ca. 1887 - 1903

This object was likely intended to be and most used as a sweetmeat dish.  It features two tiers, both with ruffled edges.  Sweetmeats (sugared fruits) could have been placed in both tiers.  It is also possible that flowers could have been placed in the top tier to add an extra flourish to the table or sideboard on which the dish was placed.  This dish is unusual because it was made of white clay.  The lead and copper glaze gives the dish the distinctive green hue.

Medium: Earthenware white clay, with lead and copper glaze

Dimensions: H: 5 1/10 x D: 4 1/4 in.

Place: Strasburg, Virginia

Accession: 2001.0013.047

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Ceramics - Earthenware

Tags: Dish , Fruit , Green

Purchased in 2001.