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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1879
DIMENSIONS 5 5/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.3 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed in black on underside of bowl (losses to paint): "[U]NIO[N] / [Porce]lain W[orks.]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
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CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Compote, ca. 1879. Porcelain, 5 5/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.3 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.26. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.26.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.26.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain compote; vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Shallow bowl with flaring, convex rim raised on cylindrical pedestal that flares out at base; molded band around side of bowl and around pedestal. Around rim on both interior and exterior of bowl and around base is maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt; green and gold bands around edge; molded band around pedestal is gilded. Condition: Good; losses to gilding and scratches in paint.
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