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Plate
Accession # 1992.163.2
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Decorator John Mackie Falconer
Title Plate
Date ca. 1875
Medium Porcelain with hand-painted decoration
Dimensions 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)
Marks 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."
Credit Line Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf L (Ceramics)
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.