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Plate

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain with hand-painted decoration
DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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"
INSCRIPTIONS In the rim, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.163.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 1992.163.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
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