This is a Plaque. It was designed by Jacques Sicard and manufactured by Weller Pottery. It is dated 1902–07 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is molded, glazed, and lustered earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The popularity of Tiffany’s iridescent glass and ceramics prompted potter Samuel Weller to hire Jacques Sicard, a pupil of the French ceramicist Clément Massier, to develop iridescent wares for his Ohio-based firm in 1902. Sicard and his assistant Henri Gellie, also from France, worked in secrecy to develop their glaze formula for the successful ceramics line called Sicardo.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 22.85 x 16.8 x .5 cm ( 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
Painted in glaze on front, lower right corner: "SICARD"; incised on back, in recessed area (refer to file for drawing of mark, which may be a monogram).
It is signed
"Sicard" on front lower right corner painted in glaze..
Cite this object as
Portrait Plaque; Designed by Jacques Sicard (French, 1865–1923); USA; molded, glazed, and lustered earthenware; H x W x D: 22.85 x 16.8 x .5 cm ( 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 1/4 in.) ; Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-28
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.