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A rich ceramics collection is present in the Bowes Museum, in the village Barnard Castle, Teesdale, U.K.. One of the objects is this piece of Wallendorf porcelain, made in ca. 1785 [1]. The bowl and cover are illustrated with animal figures and some plants.

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On top of the cover is a large snail, which is rather stylised, especially the shell and the head of the animal. However, a detail what I wouldn’t have expected is the lighter coloured rim of the foot. The species is unidentifiable, but the shell is dextral.

BMB_1988-439-Cer_d1

BMB_1988-439-Cer_d2

BMB_1988-439-Cer_d3

Note:
[1] BMB, inv. 1988.439/Cer. http://bowes.adlibhosting.com/Details/collect/2644.

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