Serpentine stone dish; pale brown; shallow; sides of ten scooped-out petal shapes; hole in bottom for metal spoke from circular base, cut with rising concentric circles.
- Height: 5 centimetres
- Length: 18.4 centimetres
- Diameter: 8.5 centimetres
Text from Hans Sloane Manuscript Catalogue: 'Thirteen plates of green serpentine stone. A cup with cover of a dark serpentine stone. The same of a paler colour. Two scallop'd shallow cups of pale serpentine stone wanting a piece. Two Candlesticks of the same. One Tankard of redish serpentine. One tea pott, 2 Canisters. One sugar dish. One standish wt. ink pott, sand & wafer box. five Candlesticks wanting 1 piece. Six dishes 2 of them broken. Three mortars, one pestle. Two cups wt. covers on three knobs. One boat. Two sand boxes. Six cups. Ten saucers Ink pott with a cover. Two dram cups one broken. Knive, cane, hafts beards &c of Dr. Adair Exrs. - - - 2.3.0.'
For this and other serpentine mounted vessels in old collections see Kappel and Brink, ex cat Mit Fortuna ubers Meer, Dresden and Copenhagen 2010, no. 1.21
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN12671
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