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Bread Dish

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 11 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (4.4 x 28.9 x 24.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside: -- transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85" -- transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle -- incised in glaze, "X [?]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain bread dish, part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze. Deep dish in general diamond shape with squared ends on short sides and openwork, bow handles on long sides. Molded and gilded stalks of corn and wheat extend from handles. Applied decorations in gilding and green paint: across center of plate between handles, two triangular shapes containing basket-weave pattern; around rim between handles, gilded band and border of ribbon and tassel design with roundel containing stylized fleur-de-lis at each side. CONDITION: Good; few chips around edge.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Bread Dish, ca. 1880. Porcelain, 1 3/4 x 11 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (4.4 x 28.9 x 24.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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