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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Rocky River, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1930
    DIMENSIONS 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (20 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on underside: "ROH / 1930 / [Cowan mark]" In light green paint on underside: "H 21 / [very faint lettering, could be 5.00] / $15.00" In pencil on underside of footrim: "H 21"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vase, earthenware, lead-glaze. Footed ovoid-shaped vase with slightly flaring lip. The exterior glaze is gray-black with semi-matte finish with white sgraffito decoration of intersecting circles and curving lines. The interior is glazed in gray with brown undertones. The underside of the vase is iron red pottery with circular tooling marks. CONDITION: Good, a few glaze imperfections.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Cowan Pottery. Vase, ca. 1930. Earthenware, 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (20 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 72.40.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.40.25_bw.jpg)
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