Shaker Museum

Dish, Serving

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

12/1886

Object ID
1970.17610.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
Union Porcelain Works
Family
Church Family
Description

Medium oval dish. The border along the inside rim is made up of two thin black lines with a green stripe 5/16" wide in between them. Underneath the border along the length of the dish, there is light green text which reads in all caps "SHAKERS MT. LEBANON N.Y." The font of the text has white spaces outlined in green to create a three-dimensional appearance. The interior is decorated with three floral arrangements made up of green and brown stems/branches. One floral arrangement straddles the side and base of the dish just below the text and consists of a nine-petal purple flower and two purple flower buds. On the base of the dish is a floral arrangement of one orange flower with six tripartite petals and another with a single tripartite petal with an oval petal on either side. The last floral arrangement is made up of one flower with seven oval petals and one flowerbud. The exterior edges have no decoration.

Dimensions

2 1/4 x 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (5.8 x 23.1 x 17.3 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 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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Shaker Museum Dish, Serving. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=5739. Accessed on May 7, 2021

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Gates, Benjamin

1817-1908

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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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