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Creamer from Creamer and Sugar Bowl

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1889-1896
DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (11.4 x 10.8 x 7.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On bottom, printed in purple: CAC monogram in circle with artist's palette at upper left and below: BELLEK 1889-1896.
SIGNATURE not signed
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by the friends of Emma Lewis in her honor
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CAPTION Ceramic Art Company. Creamer from Creamer and Sugar Bowl, ca. 1889-1896. Porcelain, 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (11.4 x 10.8 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the friends of Emma Lewis in her honor, 1995.92.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE group, 1995.92.1_1995.92.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Creamer: Porcelain spherical shaped body, flattened at base and articulated at rim with semi-circular depressions between curved spout and upward stretching handle juncture. Handle raises above body and descends in whiplash double curve to lower juncture. Lower section of body is reeded to one-third height under spout and two-thirds height under handle. Reeds are ornamented with blue-gray chevrons. Above reeding, ground is pale pink with scrolling vines and leafage in dark red with gilt and dark brown highlights and blue-gray shadows. At rim is a dark red band with raised gilt, irregular ornament. Rim and handle are gilded, interior is pale pink. CONDITION - Slight wear to gilding near lower handle juncture. Pinhead loss to gilding on rim of left of upper handle juncture.
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Creamer from Creamer and Sugar Bowl