Plate (USA), 1886–1890
This is a Plate. It was decorated by Francis Lycett. It is dated 1886–1890 and we acquired it in 1939. Its medium is glazed and gilt porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In the late 19th century the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn was home to at least a dozen major ceramics firms including the Faience Manufacturing Company. This plate exhibits two signatures of the firm’s production: raised gold paste decoration and a dark blue background. This piece’s octagonal form with a band along the rim and the attenuated floral decorations recall Japanese aesthetics.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. C. R. Dumble.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 2 x 22.3 cm (13/16 x 8 3/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On underside: "F. Lycett"
Cite this object as
Plate (USA), 1886–1890; Decorated by Francis Lycett (American, 1861 - ca. 1938); glazed and gilt porcelain; H x diam.: 2 x 22.3 cm (13/16 x 8 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. C. R. Dumble; 1939-24-2