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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1850
DIMENSIONS 13 x 14 x 10 3/8 in. (33 x 35.6 x 26.4 cm) Diameter of base: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS Painted in gold in top section of shield: "To the Assembly" Painted in gold in the center of the wreath on one side: "Presented by the / M & M. Union"; on the other side: "Of the State / Of New York".
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alice Corey Robertson
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CAPTION Attributed to Charles Cartlidge & Co. (1848-1856). Pitcher, ca. 1850. Porcelain, 13 x 14 x 10 3/8 in. (33 x 35.6 x 26.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alice Corey Robertson, 64.83.3. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large white porcelain pitcher made from mold, with applied gilt and painted decorations. Flat base, bulging belly, and high arching spout with opposing ear-shaped handle molded like a branch. Relief decoration, highlighted with gilt, of acorns and oak leaf wreaths on either side of body and eagle atop shield and anchor below spout. On the shield, the stripes are painted dull red; the upper section is outlined in blue and contains the inscription, "To the Assembly." Additional inscriptions painted within the wreaths on both sides of the body. CONDITION: Good, loss of gilding and cracks in glaze.
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