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Covered Jar

Decorative Arts

MAKER Jamie Davis
MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1976
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (19.1 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS JD monogram on bottom
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.209a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert J. Mehlman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jamie Davis. Covered Jar, ca. 1976. Ceramic, 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (19.1 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert J. Mehlman, 85.209a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.209a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Jar (a) with cover (b), glazed raku earthenware. Spherical body sits on short foot ring. Foot ring and lowest band of body unglazed, charcoal grey. Above this is a wide band of buff glaze and at the shoulder is band of reserve ground decoration with unglazed charcoal grey scalloped reserved areas enclosing yellow glazed double triangles; green band below and brown and green band above with wide band of dark brown on upper shoulder; buff rim and bull interior. Lid (b) has buff glaze with band of dark brown and green at edge. Stepped finial in buff, brown and green. CONDITION: Some crazing in glaze. Finial broken and repaired.
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    Covered Jar