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Covered box with large dolphin finial

ca. 1737
18th c
9 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in. x 5 in. (24.13 cm x 23.18 cm x 12.7 cm)

Alcora, Spain, Spanish, (active 1727–ca. 1858)

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, Spain, Alorca
Medium and Support: Faience
Credit Line: Gift of the Marie W. Forrest Trust
Accession Number: 2006.1.a.b
a - Lid - 4 x 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
b - Base - 5 1/2 x 9 1/8 x 5 inches

Sarcophagus shaped box with cover and large dolphin finial depicting Moorish children with yellow hair on four corners, Olery influence of floral garlands, and Count d'Aranda arms on the sides.

This colorful sarcophagus-shaped box with a large dolphin finial on the cover depicts Moorish children with yellow hair on four corners. French design influence includes floral garlands, and Count d'Aranda’s Coat of arms on the sides. The dolphin is a typical European image, and in Christian art represented a guide of souls into paradise, symbolizing Resurrection and Salvation

Object Description
Representational Covered Earthenware box

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  • See Display Comments for complete dimensions Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 9 1/8 x 5 in. (24.13 x 23.18 x 12.7 cm)

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