Research: Luce Center for American Art

Paperweight
Accession #68.87.63
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
TitlePaperweight
Date19th century
MediumPorcelain
Dimensions2 3/4 x 3 x 3 in. (7 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
MarksCompany advertisements printed around sides of cone, from top to bottom: "Union Porcelain Works / Green Point / N.Y." in black Gothic letters; "TRADE" and "MARK" flanking "U.P.W." above head of eagle in black; "Fine China Ware" in red script. Printed on base: in green "U.P.W." above head of an eagle; and in yellow, "UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." within urn shape and "12 80 [86?]" below urn
Inscriptionsno inscriptions
Signedno signature
Credit LineGift of Franklin Chace
LocationVisible Storage: Case 36, Shelf K (Ceramics)
DescriptionWhite porcelain paperweight as company advertisement; vitreous glaze with black and red glaze and gilding. Conical base with flat top, head of bulldog surmounts base with eyes and mouth accented in black and red glaze, gilded collar. Band of gilding around bottom of base. CONDITION - Good