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1902

  • Work on this object began.

1907

  • Work on this object ended.

1970

1984

  • We acquired this object.

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Portrait Plaque

This is a Plaque. It was designed by Jacques Sicard. We acquired it in 1984. Its medium is glazed 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.

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Portrait Plaque; Designed by Jacques Sicard (French, 1865–1923); USA; glazed earthenware; 1984-84-28

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