Decorator: Lizzie M. Fairchild

Date: 1886

Geography: Probably made in Massachusetts, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration

Dimensions: Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: The Florence I. Balasny-Barnes Collection, Gift of Florence I. Balasny-Barnes, 1991

Accession Number: 1991.370.4


A porcelain plate depicting a masterfully painted squirrel clutching an acorn while perched on a leafy oak branch exemplifies the naturalistic style of china decoration. Though little is known about Lizzie Fairchild, she proudly signed and dated the back of this plate in 1886.