Decorator: Lizzie M. Fairchild
Geography: Probably made in Massachusetts, United States
Medium: Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration
Dimensions: Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
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.