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Platter for ponder
1991

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
5.1 × 68.0 × 49.5 cm
Inscription
painted in black under rim: Bern Emmerichs '91
Accession Number
D21-1991
Department
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Marjorie Webster Memorial, Governor, 1991
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The oval platter, designed for wall display, is painted in the centre with a closely packed foliage design in blue and the figure of a man in 17th century dress emerging from a Baroque building and wielding a pair of scissors.The cavetto introduces inscriptions scribbled on in ochre. The border is decorated with a band of laurel leaves punctuated by a horse's head, a trophy, a teapot and a ship.