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Starry Night plate

The “Encanto" shape is a circular form with a flat center, rising gradually to a flared rim with a rounded edge. The plate is decorated with the "Starry Night" pattern that consists of a glossy dark blue-black glaze, punctuated by a seemingly random arrangement of thin silver lines, and silver...

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Marks

"Franciscan fine China / MADE IN CALIFORNIA, U.S.A." in circle with church on top; "GLADDING, MCBEAN & CO. / STARRY NIGHT"

Provenance

2008, purchased on eBay by Brett Angell, Chelsea, Mass.; 2008, gift to the MFA from Brett Angell.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell

about 1952

Object Place

Glendale, California

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 17.8 cm (3/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

2008.268

Medium or Technique

Porcelain with platinum decoration

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics