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Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest
Accession # 1992.45
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Designer Karl L. H. Mueller
Title Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest
Date ca. 1875
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm)
Marks Front: "U.P.W." molded to left of bust; "88(?)" and other indistinct impressed marks to right of bust Back: "7" in pencil and other indistinct pencil letters
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line H. Randolph Lever Fund
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf L (Ceramics)
Description White porcelain octagonal-shaped plaque with concave center and three-quarter profile, neck-length bust of a male in high relief, Edwin Forrest. He has abundant hair parted proper left and a moustache, and wears a high collared shirt, bow tie, and notched lapel jacket. Sides of plaque and concave background with high glaze; figure-unglazed bisque. Small hole to top and bottom sides of plaque, presumably for hanging hardware. CONDITION - Very good condition. Large fire cracks to back top hole; chips to back edges; minor chip to bottom hole, but glazed over. Fine crack to forehead of figure that extends into hairline. Several small flecks to forehead of figure.