"The Pretty Mantua Maker" was originally published as an engraving by M. Darly in 1772. The mantua, a loose gown worn over a petticoat and open down the front, became stylish in the seventeenth century. The mantua was constructed from a single piece of material with few if any cuts. They were usually made of expensive material such as damask or brocade and worn for formal occasions.
Place object was created: Etruria, Staffordshire, England
lead glaze, creamware, enamel
Measurements: diameter: 12.2047243118 inchesGift of Delhom Service League in honor of M. Mellanay Delhom 2001.30.5
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH