Box in the Form of Asparagus

Box in the Form of Asparagus

c. 1765

Part of a set. See all set records

probably by Sceaux Factory

(French, active 1748-66)

manufacturer

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience) with enamel decoration

Overall: 6.4 x 17.8 x 8.3 cm (2 1/2 x 7 x 3 1/4 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1966.229

Fun Fact

Placed upon the dinner table, this container's lid might be lifted to reveal steaming asparagus. Imagine a wealthy 18th-century dining room with flickering candles, whimsical sculptures, and dishes like this decorating the table.

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