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Decorative Arts

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Possible Place Made: United States
  • DATES early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 5 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. (12.7 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert J. Mehlman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Unknown. Pitcher, early 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 5 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. (12.7 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert J. Mehlman, 1992.4. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1992.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pitcher, white earthenware with green glaze. Squat, globular form with incurving neck flares to scalloped rim with short, down-turned spout and rests on four bracket feet. Molded, D-shaped handle with stylized acanthus at thumb rest and each juncture and paneled sided on handle. Molded decoration on the pitcher includes a border of short, incised lines around rim; stylized acanthus on each foot; a midband comprising long-tailed birds facing a flattened urn amidst foliage. CONDITION - Undamaged. With green glaze
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