Plant Container or Cache Pot
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 7/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm) (show scale)
On underside: transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle; transfer-printed in tan, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y."
Gift of Franklin Chace
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Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Plant Container or Cache Pot, ca. 1877. Porcelain, 5 7/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.47. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.47_bw.jpg)
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White porcelain plant container or cache pot with vitreous glaze and applied decorations and gilding. Squat cylinder form; indented band near both top and bottom edge. One side is decorated with different birds and a nest in flowering branches. Opposite side has three panels, each surrounded by thin branches: central panel is star-shaped with scene of field mouse and clams; each side panel is rectangular in shape with a lady in period costume. Gold, black, and red-orange bands around both top and bottom edge.
Condition: Good; some losses to paint and gilding.
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