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Soup Plate

Decorative Arts

MAKER Willets
MEDIUM Glazed porcelain
DATES ca. 1882
DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
MARKINGS printed in brown on back: TROPICS / WILLETS . Impressed on bottom OPAQUE / (Willets monogram) / PORCELAIN
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptons
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 87.222
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. Barry R. Harwood
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular dished plate with wide rim; opaque porcelain. White ground, brown transfer printed decoration, gold rim. Decoration is complex, in the Japanese taste; upper portion is a scene of bamboo, branches and herons. Lower third is dense compartmentalized patterns of bamboo, diaper, flowers, birds and leaves with an arched reserve of a rural scene. Pattern Tropics. CONDITION: Good, some crazing to glaze.
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