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Cake Plate

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1879
DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 10 x 9 3/8 in. (3.2 x 25.4 x 23.8 cm)
MARKINGS Printed in black on underside of saucer: "UNION / Porcelain Works."
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
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE 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.
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