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Sample Plate (France), 1887

This is a Sample plate. It is dated 1887 and we acquired it in 2005. Its medium is glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Sample plates give us an idea of the colors and techniques that were fashionable during different periods. This sample plate shows the variation of individual colors when white floral decoration mixes with a solid color, giving us an idea of the aesthetic concerns of the age. It also adds to our understanding of the manufacturer’s range of vitrifiable colors available for porcelain and their properties.

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.8 x 23 cm (1 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On base: "Limoges" France

Cite this object as

Sample Plate (France), 1887; glazed porcelain; H x diam.: 2.8 x 23 cm (1 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment; 2005-11-1

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