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Mold and plates

Mold and plates
Title
Mold and plates
Date 
1950-1955
Medium 
Plaster, whiteware
Dimensions 
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)
Description 
Disk-shaped plaster mold; four whiteware plates at different levels of completion made from mold.
Credit Line 
Gift of Onondaga Pottery Co.
Object Number 
1956.53a-e
Marks 
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