Plate (part of a set)

Dutch, Delft

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The legends inscribed in the well of these plates (1977.22.5–.10) make one continuous verse. When read in numerical sequence, the inscription is: "Clean plates and napkins/ tablecloths without stains/ full glasses and fine flutes/ make the stomach open/ but the mistress of the house who is joyful/ makes the real happiness of the table".

Plate (part of a set), Tin-glazed earthenware, Dutch, Delft

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