Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Mold and plates

Mold and plates
Mold and plates
Plaster, whiteware
Each (plates): 10 1/4 x 1 in. (26 x 2.5 cm) Part (mold): 12 1/8 x 4 in. (30.8 x 10.2 cm)
Disk-shaped plaster mold; four whiteware plates at different levels of completion made from mold.
Credit Line 
Gift of Onondaga Pottery Co.
Object Number 
printed: on reverse of 1953.56d and e: "LYRIC/SYRACUSE/China/MADE IN AMERICA" typed: printed label with plate 1956.53b: "THE PLATE HAS BEEN FIRED ONCE AND IS KNOWN AS A 'BISCUIT' PLATE"; "Progressive Series No. 3"; "SYRACUSE /CHINA/SINCE 1871" typed: printed label with 1956.53c: "THE PLATE HAS BEEN DIPPED IN THE GLAZE AND FIRED A SECOND TIME A (GLOSTWARE)"; "Progressive Series No.4"; "SYRACUSE/CHINA/SINCE 1871" typed: printed label with 1956.53a: "DECALCOMANIA HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE PLATE BUT NOT YET FIRED"; "Progressive Series No. 6'; "SYRACUSE/CHINA/SINCE 1871"
Gallery Label 
The series shows steps in the manufacturing of glazed and decorated pottery plates, from biscuit to glazing to application of transfer printed decorations.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group