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1998.728.7 (RS32528)

Description

Part of hand painted plate set painted by Jane Armstrong Tucker; all with gilded edges; olive band around edge; green vine with green leaves; white flowers; red and green strawberries; decoration at center of plate.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Jenny Tucker painted china to earn money. After working briefly as an embroiderer at a Boston, Massachusetts, department store, Jenny returned to her home in Maine hoping to teach classes in embroidery and china painting but found insufficient local interest. Over time she worked as a traveling saleswoman, a boardinghouse keeper, and a provisioner, raising vegetables and squab, which she sold to the Poland Springs Inn. Not yet twenty when she began this set of plates, Jenny may well have made them for her family. They are part of a set of twelve, all decorated with flowers and fruit.
Maker
Haviland & Co. (Maker)
Tucker, Jane Armstrong, 1866-1964 (Painter)
Date
1879-1885
Inscriptions
Painted on bottom: ""J. Tucker 1884"" or ""J. Tucker 1885"" [some plates in set have different dates of when they were painted] Stamped on bottom: ""H & Co./ L"" This mark was used 1879+.
Location of origin
Limoges, France
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
hand-painted
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Places
Maine (United States)
Wiscasset (Lincoln county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
Dish, Eating
hand-painted
Plate, Dessert
Plate, Food
plates (dishes)
porcelain
Dimensions
7 3/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.728.7
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
22034

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