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    • Maker: Greenwood Art Pottery Company, 1868-1933
    • Medium: Porcelain
    • Place Made: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
    • Dates: ca. 1883-1886
    • Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (24.8 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Marked on bottom: (1) hand painted in dark gold: "TS=" (2) printed in purple: floral logo with "61" at center, surrounded by circular belt with "J. E. CALDWELL & Co PHILA" and then semi-circular ribbon with "GREENWOOD ART POT.Y Co. N. J."
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Expanding Horizons, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 1993.157
    • Credit Line: H. Randolph Lever Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Greenwood Art Pottery Company (1868-1933). Ewer, ca. 1883-1886. Porcelain, 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (24.8 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1993.157. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 1993.157_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Ewer, white porcelain body with gilt and pate-sur-pate decoration. Circular sloping foot supports baluster shape body with elongated neck, large gilt spout and applied inverted L-shape gilt handle. Overall dark blue high glaze ground with raised gilt and bronze decoration in the Japanese taste with bamboo-like stalks and leafy fronds interspersed with thinner branches sprouting small white flowers rendered in a pate-sur-pate technique with one large feathery long-billed bird in flight. Interior of upper neck with sponged gold effect on white ground. CONDITION: Excellent.
    • Record Completeness: Good (78%)
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