On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (14 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm) (show scale)
Painted on underside in black, "U. P. W." arching over "S"
Below man with vise, in relief: "K. Muller 18 [?]"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz
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Union Porcelain Works (1863-circa 1922). Cylindrical Mug, 1882. Porcelain, 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (14 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, 63.188. Creative Commons-BY
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Cylindrical porcelain mug with green, gold, and lavender decorative borders and bisque relief in center. The relief is in the form of a medallion flanked by two seated men. Medallion represents infant Hercules battling a bear whose mouth is on a cylindrical gadget; "JOHN / MATTHEWS. / NEW-YORK. / 1832" is molded in the medallion. Man to viewer's right is working at a low vise (?). Man to viewer's left is crouching, holds calipers and has mallet. Relief is signed at lower right, below man with vise.
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