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8 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (21 x 19.1 x 13 cm) (show scale)
Gilded monogram on both sides of body, "M. E. S." in Gothic letters
Gift of Franklin Chace
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Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Pitcher, ca. 1879. Porcelain, 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (21 x 19.1 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.27.jpg)
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White porcelain pitcher, vitreous glaze, painted and gilded decorations. Pitcher supported on oval, flared foot rim; body bulges out at base, narrows around collar, then flares out around neck forming spout; undulating lip. Molded tan-colored tassel accented with gilding hangs below spout against a maroon colored ground; opposing ear-shaped strap handle. Body decorated with green and gold scrolling forms, gilded bands around lip and foot rim; handle painted tan with black strip down center and gilded edges. Gilded monogram on both sides of body, "M. E. S." in Gothic letters [the initials of Margaret Euphonia Smith, wife of Mr. Smith, owner of Union Porcelain Works].
Condition: Good; some losses to gilding; hairline cracks in base.
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