Rangoon Plate, ca. 1878–85
This is a plate. It was manufactured by Francis. J. Emery. It is dated ca. 1878–85 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
These ceramic objects are examples of the types of aesthetically sophisticated wares available to those with a modest income. All feature elements of Japanese design vocabulary: cranes, flowering branches, fans, mountainous landscapes, arabesque patterns, medallions, cross-hatched decoration, waves, an asymmetrical arrangement, and more.
It is credited
Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 1.8 x 24.6 x 21.9 cm (11/16 x 9 11/16 x 8 5/8in.)
It has the following markings
On base, brown underglaze: "RANGOON" [in a rectangle] / [semi-circle]
Cite this object as
Rangoon Plate, ca. 1878–85; Manufactured by Francis. J. Emery ; England; glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration; H x W x D: 1.8 x 24.6 x 21.9 cm (11/16 x 9 11/16 x 8 5/8in.); Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection; 1999-42-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.