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Image of Triple Sweetmeat Stand

Worcester Porcelain Factory
English, born established 1751

Triple Sweetmeat Stand

about 1765

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Northern Europe, English, Worcestershire
4 in. x 6 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (10.16 cm x 17.15 cm x 17.15 cm)
Medium and Support: Porcelain
Accession Number: 1993.0003.0003

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Lucien Loeb

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Sweetmeats were candied or crystallized fruits, and they were used along with pickles to disguise the taste of stale food in the days before refrigeration. They were also served after meals, and sometimes later during the evening's entertainment.

This stand is molded in the form of three scallop-shaped shells which are supported by a rockwork base encrusted with shells, coral, and seaweed. Some of the shells and coral supporting the three scallop-shaped dishes were molded from actual shells while others are totally imaginary.

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