Vegetable Dish and Cover
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 1/2 x 10 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (14 x 27.8 x 15.1 cm) (show scale)
On underside of dish: transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle; transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85"
Gift of Franklin Chace
Porcelain vegetable dish (a) and cover (b), part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze. Dish is rectangular in form with rounded corners and bulging body; looped rope handle at each side. Conforming lid has handle on top formed by two looped ropes that meet in center. Molded and applied decorations in gilding and green paint, including looping and braided ropes and basket-weave patterns; roundels containing stylized fleur-de-lis flanked by ribbon and tassel designs.
CONDITION: Good; allover surface dirt; some losses to gilding.
Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Vegetable Dish and Cover, ca. 1880. Porcelain, 5 1/2 x 10 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (14 x 27.8 x 15.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.8a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.8a-b.jpg)
overall, 68.87.8a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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