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    • Decorator: John Mackie Falconer, American, 1820-1903
    • Manufacturer: Union Porcelain Works, 1863-ca.1922
    • Medium: Porcelain with hand-painted decoration
    • Place Manufactured: Greenpoint (now Brooklyn), New York, United States
    • Dates: ca. 1875
    • Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: On front, in bouge near sitter's arm: "JMF 1875" On back painted in gray: "8 / a / Philosopher / J. M. Falconer / pinxt / made...... / Union Porcelain Wor... / ... L.I. / Decr. 6/75"
    • Inscriptions: In the rim, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 1992.163.2
    • Credit Line: Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: John Mackie Falconer (American, 1820-1903). Plate, ca. 1875. Porcelain with hand-painted decoration, 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1992.163.2. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 1992.163.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Plate, porcelain. Simple circular plate with sloping rim. Hand-painted over-glaze decoration. In center of plate is the profile, head-and-shoulders figure of a bald, bearded man in black coat, seated in a chair with red upholstery, barely visible at left, on mottled peach ground. Plate rim outlined on inner and outer edge in black and mottled gray band between. In the band, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I." CONDITION: Some minor wear to painted surfaces. Inscription on reverse very worn and partially illegible.
    • Record Completeness: Good (77%)
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