On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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
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.
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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