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Pitcher

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1879
DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (21 x 19.1 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS Gilded monogram on both sides of body, "M. E. S." in Gothic letters
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.87.27
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 68.87.27.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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