Collections: Decorative Arts: Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern

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    Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern

    • Designers: (of shape) Frank Irwin, American, 20th century; (of pattern) Robert Allen, American, 20th century
    • Manufacturer: Metlox Potteries
    • Medium: Glazed earthenware
    • Place Manufactured: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
    • Dates: shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955
    • Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: On bottom, printed in black: "POPPYTRAIL / BY / METLOX / MADE IN CALIFORNIA"
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 2002.17.1
    • Credit Line: Gift of Robert Tuggle
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: (of shape) Frank Irwin (American, 20th century). Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern, shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955. Glazed earthenware, 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 2002.17.1. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 2002.17.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Glazed earthenware, white body with gray flecks, thick-walled. Organic, ovoid body rises into long, attenuated neck with narrow diagonally cut spout. Oval opening cut above mid-point with molded, C-shaped handle below. Horizontal band of transfer-printed decoration around lower body consisting of dark gray ribbon pattern superimposed on light gray band of elongated oval shapes. Condition: Very good; some loss of pigment in ribbon decoration on outside of pitcher opposite handle.
    • Record Completeness: Good (76%)
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