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Tazza, with radial leaves and meander.

England, 1861.
Physical Description:
1 tazza : cast iron ; diameter 20 cm (26 cm with handles), height 7 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Octavo Rm Range 1
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The tazza would have been given as a prize at the yearly drawing of the Art Union of London. "... Thus, a subscriber of two guineas for two chances may have a small iron tazza in lieu of the prints to which he would be entitled. For three guineas, the large iron tazza, or the Clytie may be had with three chances ..."--The Art-Union of London, in The Builder, vol. 19 (May 4, 1861), page 294.
Inscribed "Art Union of London, 1861" on underside of the stand.
Builder, vol. 19 (May 4, 1861), page 294
The center of the saucer depicts a number of leaves, in a strict radial arrangement. The outer ringer of the saucer has a classical border of meander (Greek key) design.
Subject Terms:
Art Union of London.
Bas-reliefs (sculpture)
Meanders (patterns)
Art Union of London.

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