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Cake Plate
Accession # 68.87.21
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Cake Plate
Date ca. 1879
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 1 1/4 x 10 x 9 3/8 in. (3.2 x 25.4 x 23.8 cm)
Marks Printed in black on underside of saucer: "UNION / Porcelain Works."
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf N (Ceramics)
Description White porcelain cake plate; vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Round flat plate with wide, slightly concave rim; at sides, rim is pulled out to accommodate oval cut-out handles. Handles surrounded by long, leaf forms edged with gold, black, and green vine design. Rim decorated with maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt. Two gold rings in center of plate. Condition: Good; losses to gilding and scratches in paint; scuffs in glaze.