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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain, with painted and gilded decoration
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 7/8 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On bottom: Printed in orange: [in squared cartouche] "UNION/PORCEALIN/WORKS/GREENPOINT/N. Y." "91 [below cartouche]" Printed in green: "U.P.W." [above eagle head profile logo] unclear impressed mark
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Jay and Emma Lewis
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Plate, ca. 1885. Porcelain, with painted and gilded decoration, 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 7/8 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jay and Emma Lewis, 2009.76. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2009.76.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square plate with scalloped corners with gilt band to rim. Upper surface painted overall celadon green with large white reserve at center outlined in gold containing white flowers petals fringed in purple. Asymmetrical branch supports flowers and overlaps gold circular border of reserve. Asymmetrical cluster of green vine with leaves at one corner of plate. Condition: very good, some rubbing to gilt rim.
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