This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag color gradation, analogous color.

See more objects with the color silver darkseagreen lightgrey dimgrey rosybrown or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.





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.

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

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Sample Plate (Bavaria), 1948
  • molded, enameled and glazed hard-paste porcelain.
  • Gift of Michele Oka Doner in honor of Lisa Roberts.
  • 2014-52-1

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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 may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Colour Terrise Sample Plate, ca. 1885 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 November 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>