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Decorative Arts

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
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 65.144.4
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
IMAGE front, 65.144.4_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (84%)
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