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"Silver Pine" plate

American
about 1955
Manufactured by Franciscan Division, Gladding, McBean & Co. (active 1875–1984)


Object Place: Glendale, California

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 20.8 cm (7/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.253

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white and bluish-green glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

“Encanto” shape, “Silver Pine” pattern; round plate with bluish-green glaze on top; cream glaze on underside; silver stripe on rim; decoration on top: stylized pine needle bunches, one silver, two green and three white pine cone.

Markings

Stamped on base in gold:
"SILVER PINE/
[creating a rounded square, with lines on vertical sides, top portion:] GLADDING, MCBEAN & CO/ [on bottom of square:] MADE IN U.S.A."
In center of square:
"Franciscan ["c" in circle; "R" in circle]/
MASTERPIECE/ CHINA"

Provenance

Brett Angell; gift to MFA 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell