Minton's Pottery and Porcelain Factory / Game pie  dish / 1877Minton's Pottery and Porcelain Factory
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Creator Name: Minton's Pottery and Porcelain Factory
Creator Nationality: England, Minton
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Name-CRT: Minton's Pottery and Porcelain Factory
Creator Name: Minton Factory
Creator Nationality: England, Minton
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Name-CRT: Minton Factory
Title: Game pie dish
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1877
Creation End Date: 1877
Creation Date: 1877
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Lead-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: H.8-1/4 x W.15-3/4 x D.11-1/2 in.
Inscriptions: Inscribed:Stamp
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 82.78a,b
Credit Line: The David Draper Dayton Fund
Context: This whimsical, decorative serving dish was designed to complement a meal featuring wild game. A staple of Victorian households, this type of ceramic vessel was known as majolica ware, characterized by a dynamic blend of exuberant modeling and rich color glazes. Modeled as the stump of a tree, this game dish features naturalistic ducks and foxes set against leaves and ferns; a mushroom finial completes the playful illusion. Tureens such as these were sold with detachable ceramic liners in which pigeon pie or similar dishes were prepared or cooked. The majolica dishes themselves were intended only as ornamental serving dishes.
AMICA ID: MIA_.82.78a,b
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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