Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 3/4 x 3 x 3 in. (7 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
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
Gift of Franklin Chace
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
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)
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