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Bread Dish
Accession # 68.87.3
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Bread Dish
Date ca. 1880
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 1 3/4 x 11 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (4.4 x 28.9 x 24.8 cm)
Marks On underside: -- transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85" -- transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle -- incised in glaze, "X [?]"
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf O (Ceramics)
Description Porcelain bread dish, part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze. Deep dish in general diamond shape with squared ends on short sides and openwork, bow handles on long sides. Molded and gilded stalks of corn and wheat extend from handles. Applied decorations in gilding and green paint: across center of plate between handles, two triangular shapes containing basket-weave pattern; around rim between handles, gilded band and border of ribbon and tassel design with roundel containing stylized fleur-de-lis at each side. CONDITION: Good; few chips around edge.