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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On front, in bouge near sitter's arm: "JMF 1875" On back painted in gray: "8 / a / Philosopher / J. M. Falconer / pinxt / made...... / Union Porcelain Wor... / ... L.I. / Decr. 6/75"
INSCRIPTIONS In the rim, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plate, porcelain. Simple circular plate with sloping rim. Hand-painted over-glaze decoration. In center of plate is the profile, head-and-shoulders figure of a bald, bearded man in black coat, seated in a chair with red upholstery, barely visible at left, on mottled peach ground. Plate rim outlined on inner and outer edge in black and mottled gray band between. In the band, at bottom: "BROOKLYN. L.I." CONDITION: Some minor wear to painted surfaces. Inscription on reverse very worn and partially illegible.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION John Mackie Falconer (American, 1820–1903). Plate, ca. 1875. Porcelain, 1 1/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1992.163.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.163.2_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.163.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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