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Soup Plate

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (3.2 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Soup Plate, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (3.2 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.7. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE top, CUR.1999.108.7_top.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Soup plate, glazed earthenware. The yellow-ware bowl is a deep muted mustard color with brown speckles. The shallow bowl has a wide lip with an irregular scalloped edge. The interior bowl area has a smooth surface. The lip is framed by a raised edge. The center area of the lip different scenes, each repeated twice in an alternating pattern. Unidentifiable flags, possibly territory markers, frame each scene. The scenes feature: a standing bison; a covered wagon pulled by oxen and with a mounted figure trailing behind; a charging mounted figure (a Native American?); and a meeting between seated Native Americans on one side of a camp fire and standing settlers on the other side. The more narrative scenes are larger in size. Condition: Good overall condition with heavy crazing.
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    Soup Plate