Oval Plate

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Object Name: 
Oval Plate
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
67.3.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21 cm, W: 27.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1890-1920
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Benno Bonisch
Primary Description: 
Oval Plate. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, engraved. Shallow, oval shape, with upturned rim and ground edge; gently curving sides with shallow center; engraved on the reverse, a female hippocamp in the center, with curled fishes tail, animal forelegs, and human upper torso, holding a large scallop shell in her left hand, containing a crown and pearls, and with cattails and leaves, a scarf, held in her right hand, billows overhead; the sides with delicate scrollwork band, with shells, dolphins, flowers, and foliage; the logo "JIL / M" in ligature engraved at the center, bottom, of the border; polished, flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bonisch, Mrs. Benno, Source
1967-04-04
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
JIL / M
inscription
Engraved in ligature at center bottom