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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 2 3/4 x 3 x 3 in. (7 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Company advertisements printed around sides of cone, from top to bottom: "Union Porcelain Works / Green Point / N.Y." in black Gothic letters; "TRADE" and "MARK" flanking "U.P.W." above head of eagle in black; "Fine China Ware" in red script. Printed on base: in green "U.P.W." above head of an eagle; and in yellow, "UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." within urn shape and "12 80 [86?]" below urn
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain paperweight as company advertisement; vitreous glaze with black and red glaze and gilding. Conical base with flat top, head of bulldog surmounts base with eyes and mouth accented in black and red glaze, gilded collar. Band of gilding around bottom of base. CONDITION - Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Paperweight, 19th century. Porcelain, 2 3/4 x 3 x 3 in. (7 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.63. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.63_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.63_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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