Dessert Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-35237

Description

Small plate, imitating Imari porcelain, decorated with blue transfer-printing and red and brown hand-painted patterns . Brown thin margin with blue Greek key border. Red fish scale ground with blue dragons. Central border repeats outer Greek key border with center blue squid-like figure on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
dessert plates
saucers (plates)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
painting (coating)
transfer printing
porcelain
Imari
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Dessert
Painted
Greek Key
Fish scale
Dragon
Plate, Dessert

Inscription

"This [illeg.] / Great-, great, Grand /mother Lowell [?] plat / for Jennie May. --Irene." (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3/4 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1932.2332

Date

1850-1880 (Possibly)