Melbourne Plate, ca. 1881-1885
This is a plate. It was manufactured by Gildea & Walker. It is dated ca. 1881-1885 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
These ceramic objects are examples of the types of aesthetically sophisticated wares available to those with a modest income. All feature elements of Japanese design vocabulary: cranes, flowering branches, fans, mountainous landscapes, arabesque patterns, medallions, cross-hatched decoration, waves, an asymmetrical arrangement, and more.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 1.5 x 20.9 cm (9/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On base: round stamp "MELBOURNE" / kneeling figure holding a vase / "1790 / G. & W. / LATE MAYERS"; rhomboid stamp: "IV / 27 / 9 Rd E / R"; "16"; impressed: "B / B [illegible]"
Cite this object as
Melbourne Plate, ca. 1881-1885; Manufactured by Gildea & Walker ; England; glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration; H x diam.: 1.5 x 20.9 cm (9/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection; 1999-42-10
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.