Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn’s Faience Manufacturing Company
Edward Lycett (American, b. England, 1833–1910). Faience Manufacturing Company (1881–92). Covered Vase, 1889. Cream-colored earthenware with ivory glazed ground painted with polychrome enamels; flat and raised gold paste decoration. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 60.135
Edward Lycett designed the shape and decoration of this enormous vase, while his son Joseph, whose signature is on the base, executed the design. In 1893 the ceramic historian Dr. Edwin AtLee Barber illustrated this object both in the text and on the spine of his book The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States.