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Fruit Plate
Accession # 68.87.17
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Fruit Plate
Date ca. 1880
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 1 x 7 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (2.5 x 18.7 x 18.7 cm)
Marks On underside: transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "2 86"; faint mark in green of "U.P.W." above head of an eagle
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf N (Ceramics)
Description White porcelain fruit plate; vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Round plate with flat bottom and straight, angled sides; decorated with three geranium leaves in center and, around rim, bands of green and gold at edge, and maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt. Condition: Fair; large crack across center of plate; two large chips in rim; losses to gilding and scratches in paint.