Plate Decorator: Anna B. Leonard (American, 1843–1937)
Maker: Unknown

ca. 1905

American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Anna B. Leonard was president of the New York Society of Ceramic Arts and one of the founding editors of the influential periodical Keramic Studio. She also decorated pottery using a kiln she set up in her New York apartment. Leonard believed schematic designs that derived from nature, like the dogwood blossoms that encircle this plate, were appropriate for objects in modern households. Keramic Studio promoted such designs, illustrating botanical prints alongside various stylized patterns based upon them.


Porcelain with overglaze enamels


other: 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Rosalie M. Berberian, M.P.H. 1967, M.Phil. 1980

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • "Acquisitions and Gifts 1993," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994), 162–63, ill
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