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Plant Container or Cache Pot
Accession # 68.87.47
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Plant Container or Cache Pot
Date ca. 1877
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 5 7/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm)
Marks On underside: transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle; transfer-printed in tan, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y."
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf P (Ceramics)
Description White porcelain plant container or cache pot with vitreous glaze and applied decorations and gilding. Squat cylinder form; indented band near both top and bottom edge. One side is decorated with different birds and a nest in flowering branches. Opposite side has three panels, each surrounded by thin branches: central panel is star-shaped with scene of field mouse and clams; each side panel is rectangular in shape with a lady in period costume. Gold, black, and red-orange bands around both top and bottom edge. Condition: Good; some losses to paint and gilding.