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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.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Nineteenth-Century Glitz in Greenpoint.

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

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Passion for the Exotic: Japonism and New York and the Gilded Age.

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