Porcelain with hand-painted decoration
1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
On front, in bouge near sitter's arm: "JMF 1875"
On back painted in gray: "8 / a / Philosopher / J. M. Falconer / pinxt / made...... / Union Porcelain Wor... / ... L.I. / Decr. 6/75"
In the rim, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
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Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
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John Mackie Falconer (American, 1820-1903). Plate, ca. 1875. Porcelain with hand-painted decoration, 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1992.163.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.163.2_bw.jpg)
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Plate, porcelain. Simple circular plate with sloping rim. Hand-painted over-glaze decoration. In center of plate is the profile, head-and-shoulders figure of a bald, bearded man in black coat, seated in a chair with red upholstery, barely visible at left, on mottled peach ground. Plate rim outlined on inner and outer edge in black and mottled gray band between. In the band, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
CONDITION: Some minor wear to painted surfaces. Inscription on reverse very worn and partially illegible.
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