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Colour Terrise Sample Plate, ca. 1885

This is a Sample plate. It is dated ca. 1885 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 French porcelain plate shows earth-related tones of gray-green and magenta popular in the 1880s in France, is desirable for our understanding of the use of these colors in this era.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment.

  • Sample Plate (Bavaria), 1948
  • molded, enameled and glazed hard-paste porcelain.
  • Gift of Michele Oka Doner in honor of Lisa Roberts.
  • 2014-52-1

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.3 x 23.5 cm (7/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: "ELITE" (underlined) / "L / France"

Cite this object as

Colour Terrise Sample Plate, ca. 1885; France; glazed porcelain; H x diam.: 2.3 x 23.5 cm (7/8 x 9 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment; 2005-11-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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