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CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1770
DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (2.2 x 25.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS A paper label glued to the underside, has inked inscription: "From Uncle Peter Underwood/on his 90th birthday/November 28, 1903./Plate 200 years old." Label made in 1903.
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptiions
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plate, glazed earthenware, "tortoise-shell ware". Multicolored glaze consisting of splotches of green, brown, and yellow on cream ground. Plate with scalloped rim; entire surface is impressed with diaper work, leafy swags, and cartouches, with central circular area outlined with slight ridge, the disk-like central area being impressed with a basket-weave like pattern. The cartouches are outlined in green glaze; the leafy swags in yellow and green alternating with brown. Splotch in center is green and yellow. Condition: Good. Normal ware. A few surface scratches in glaze.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION American. Plate, ca. 1770. Glazed earthenware, 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (2.2 x 25.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 65.144.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.144.4_front_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE front, 65.144.4_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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