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Plant Container or Cache Pot

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1877
DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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."
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.47_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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