Plate

Object Number: 
1943.422
Date: 
1872
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 10 in. ( 2.2 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in green on bottom: "S72" in green oval; there is a gauged line across inscription.
Description: 
Porcelain plate with scalloped edges and decorated brim; brim decoration includes six cartouches with game birds and rabbits, separated by sections with purple background and gold scrolling designs with red circles inside.
Gallery Label: 
This plate was donated by the granddaughter of the decorator, Edward Lycett. The Sèvres date mark on the plate is slashed to indicate a factory reject. It was common for American decorators to use French blanks. Lycett was a pioneer of China painting in America. Born and trained in England, he worked in New York City at Greene Streeet Kilns and and at Faience Manufacturing Co. in Brooklyn starting in 1884. After the Civil War, he trained many women in the art of china decorating.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Clifford R. Dumble
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group