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Child's Dessert Plate

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware with transfer printed decoration
  • Place Manufactured: England
  • DATES 1884
    DIMENSIONS height: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) diameter: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Marked on the underside with “Rd No. 154” within a rectangle.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1993.209.132
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Child's Dessert Plate, 1884. Glazed earthenware with transfer printed decoration, height: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1993.209.132. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.1993.209.132_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A child’s alphabet plate, divided vertically by a band of geometric designs and semi-circular flowers. The alphabet is spelled out in black block capitals on the proper left, over a background of symmetrically arranged stylized flowers. To the proper right is a polychrome scene with two finches perched on a branch over grassy foliage. Inscribed “CHAFFINCH” and “GOLD FINCH” on proper right. CONDITION: Very good condition.
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    Childs Dessert Plate