George Jones Majolica Turquoise-Ground Snake Cheese Dome and Stand
Unmarked, black painted 3
Domed, the coiled snake loop handle set among leaves and ferns, the rustic bark side with clusters of stiff leaf tips issuing lemon butter fern, the shoulder and stand with a band of scallop shells, within yellow line rims. Height 13 inches, diameter 10 1/2 inches.
Michael Davis, Surrey (label).
Majolica International Society, Karmason Library, no. KL001383.
Darra Goldstein, "Cheese under Cover", Cured, Fall, 2016.
Nicholas M. Dawes, Majolica, p. 113, fig. 197, for a design drawing of six variant cheese keepers. Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 89 for a page from a George Jones & Sons pattern book, circa 1873, featuring cheese keepers. The top row depicting a similar model, the knop as a recumbent goat rather than a snake (no. 2586).
C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection
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