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Vegetable Dish and Cover

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 10 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (14 x 27.8 x 15.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside of dish: transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle; transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain vegetable dish (a) and cover (b), part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze. Dish is rectangular in form with rounded corners and bulging body; looped rope handle at each side. Conforming lid has handle on top formed by two looped ropes that meet in center. Molded and applied decorations in gilding and green paint, including looping and braided ropes and basket-weave patterns; roundels containing stylized fleur-de-lis flanked by ribbon and tassel designs. CONDITION: Good; allover surface dirt; some losses to gilding.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Vegetable Dish and Cover, ca. 1880. Porcelain, 5 1/2 x 10 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (14 x 27.8 x 15.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.8a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.8a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.8a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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