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Covered Jar

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Germany
  • DATES ca. 1930
    DIMENSIONS 6 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (16.7 x 13 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS on base of jar printed in underglaze green: "Porzellanfabrik Arzberg/Arzberg/Bay (?)"/ in under glaze gold paint: "40". on lid bottom printed in underglaze gold paint: "40". Maker: Arzberg Porzellanfabrik (1830- )
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.118a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Arzberg Porzellanfabrik. Covered Jar, ca. 1930. Porcelain, 6 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (16.7 x 13 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jewel Stern, 1994.118a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1994.118a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Jar and lid. Porcelain. (a) Jar. Cylindrical form tapers to foot with flared gilt rim. White body with pale grey blue ground with darker concentric circles. Attenuated asymmetrical floral motif applied to front and back of jar in red/orange. Foot with band of orange and gold. (b) Lid. Domed lid with gilt rim and applied fin shape finial in orange/red with gold. Similar, but abbreviated, decorations on jar. Conditiona: Good
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    Covered Jar