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circa 1775

Wedgwood (, 1759 - present)

"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 inches

Gift of Delhom Service League in honor of M. Mellanay Delhom 2001.30.5

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH