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    • Retailer: John Edwards
    • Designer: John Mackie Falconer, American, 1820-1903
    • Medium: Painted porcelain
    • Geographical Locations:
    • Dates: ca. 1876
    • Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 11 x 11 in. (3.2 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Over seal: "PORCELAINE DE TERRE / TRADE MARK"; below seal: "JOHN EDWARDS"; inscribed on back in china marker: "on River St. Lawrence / Brockville Block House / From a sketch made Augt 6. 1850 / J. M. Falconer pinxt (in Water Colors) Brooklyn L. I. / Decr 10 / 26th 1876"
    • Signature: no signature
    • Inscriptions: no inscriptions
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 66.27.3
    • Credit Line: Gift of Queens Borough Public Library
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: John Edwards. Plate, ca. 1876. Painted porcelain, 1 1/4 x 11 x 11 in. (3.2 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Queens Borough Public Library, 66.27.3. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 66.27.3_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Porcelain dinner plate with yellow rim, plain blue border; white circular lines framing hand-painted polychrome scene consisting of square house on rocks, people in foreground, water in front of and back of house; other rocky islands in background. Blue skies, sun about to set. CONDITION: Good with extensive crackling.
    • Record Completeness: Good (76%)
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    Recent Comments
    23:41 05/15/2011
    have a piece of pottery dug up in charleston s.c. with same name john edwards and porcelaine de terre with a coat of arms only a fragment but shows entire marking would like more info please
    By ben cooper
    21:30 06/14/2011
    Thank you for your inquiry. This plate was hand-painted on a French blank by a Brooklyn artist, John Mackie Falconer who was born in Scotland and came to the United States in 1836. It was manufactured in France, and as you know, it was retailed by John Edwards.
    By R. Ibrahim

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