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Butter Dish

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. (1.6 x 7.9 x 5.7 cm)
MARKINGS 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
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.87.12
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain butter dish, part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze, shallow rectangular dish with squared corners. Applied decorations in gilding and green paint around rim: gilded band and border of ribbon and tassel design interspersed with two roundels containing stylized fleur-de-lis, one each in center of long side. CONDITION: Good.
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