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Bonbon Dish

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES 1887
DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (3.2 x 12.1 x 21.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside: transfer-printed in orange, within pot "UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below pot "11 87"; also remnant of a eagle transfer-printed in green.
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain bonbon dish; irregularly oval in shape molded in shell and basket patterns with basket handle at one end. Dark orange border around the dish and handle with floral sprigs in brown and green over the main area. Buds of pink are at handle end, orange at other. CONDITION: Decoration worn and edge has several chips.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Bonbon Dish, 1887. Porcelain, 1 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (3.2 x 12.1 x 21.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 63.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 63.5_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 63.5_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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