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Dish, Serving

Serving dish stamped "Shakers Mt. Lebanon, N.Y."

12/1886

Object ID
1970.17609.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
Union Porcelain Works
Family
Church Family
Description

Large white oval dish. Around the interior rim of the dish are two thin black lines with a light green stripe 6/16" wide in between them. Underneath this border is light green transfer-printed text in all caps which reads "SHAKERS MT. LEBANON N.Y.". The font of the text has a thin white outline giving the lettering a three-dimensional quality. There are four floral designs, three of which are made up of a brown branch, a dual-green stem with leaves, and flowers, and a fourth which is a small brown branch with dark green leaves. To the right of the "Y", along the side of the dish there is one floral design with one blue flower with eight oval petals around a yellow floral disc with a brown center and another blue flower with three blue oval petals. Underneath "SHAKERS" there is another floral design with orange flowers, one with four tripartite petals and one heart-shaped petal, another with a tripartite petal with an oval petal on each side, and a third flower with two small oval petals. The third floral design has one purple flower with 11 oval petals with a yellow floral disc with a brown center and a second flower with two small oval petals.

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 10 3/16 x 7 3/16 in. (6.3 x 25.9 x 18.3 cm)

Inscriptions

UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y. / 12 86 (gold text with gold border) U.P.W. / Outline of eagle with a "S" in its beak (all black) Scratched in the glaze: "4"

Inscription method: stamped

Inscription location: underside

Notes

On October 12, 1886 Benjamin Gates, Cornelia French, and Mary Hazard of the Church family traveled to New York City to order plates from Union Porcelain Works. On February 20, 1887 a note in Anna Dodgsons journal refers to new plates with "Shaker & c". These are the only dishes marked with a community name.

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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French, Cornelia

1840-1917

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Hazard, Mary

1811-1899

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Dodgson, Anna

1818-1897

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Gates, Benjamin

1817-1908

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