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Drawing, Design for a Tureen and a Platter

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Thomas Germain and designed by Anonymous and created by Unknown. It is dated 1740–48 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is graphite, pen and brown ink, brush and sepia wash on two joined sheets of paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 15.3 x 18.3 cm (6 x 7 3/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: segment with (?)

It is inscribed

Reverse, written in pencil: "Zatelli."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tureen and a Platter; Unknown; Attributed to Thomas Germain; Designed by Anonymous; France; graphite, pen and brown ink, brush and sepia wash on two joined sheets of paper; Sheet: 15.3 x 18.3 cm (6 x 7 3/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-160-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 from the Alan & Simone Hartman Collection.

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