Colour Terrise Sample Plate, ca. 1885
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.
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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.