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Cream Pitcher

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 5 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (14.3 x 12.1 x 7.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside: -- transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle -- transfer-printed in orange, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85" -- incised in glaze, "I V [?]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain cream pitcher, part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze; coral-colored glazed handle. Cylindrical body with paneled sides and upward arching spout; opposing handle molded like branch. Applied decorations in gilding and green paint, including: roundel containing stylized fleur-de-lis within each panel; gold bands and border of ribbon and tassel design around top edge. CONDITION: Good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Cream Pitcher, ca. 1880. Porcelain, 5 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (14.3 x 12.1 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.6.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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