Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
On front, in bouge near sitter's arm: "JMF 1875"
On back painted in gray: "8 / a / Philosopher / J. M. Falconer / pinxt / made...... / Union Porcelain Wor... / ... L.I. / Decr. 6/75"
In the rim, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
Plate, porcelain. Simple circular plate with sloping rim. Hand-painted over-glaze decoration. In center of plate is the profile, head-and-shoulders figure of a bald, bearded man in black coat, seated in a chair with red upholstery, barely visible at left, on mottled peach ground. Plate rim outlined on inner and outer edge in black and mottled gray band between. In the band, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
CONDITION: Some minor wear to painted surfaces. Inscription on reverse very worn and partially illegible.
John Mackie Falconer (American, 1820-1903). Plate, ca. 1875. Porcelain, 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1992.163.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.163.2_bw.jpg)
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