8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (20.2 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm) (show scale)
inscribed pen or glaze. Center black stamp. Diagram in accession book.
Gift of Mrs. William Liberman
Pitcher: Porcelain with orange, black, brown and red under a tranparent glaze. Baluster-shaped with a cup-shaped mouth (no spout) on a narrow bottle neck that extends from an ovoid form with a shallow ringed foot. A slender handle with a single crease/ridge connects the neck and shoulder. An undetermined mythological scene with a winged goddess riding in a four horse chariot lead by a female attendant on foot (an Amozon?) holding two torches encircles the vessel, orange and white on black ground. Bordering Greek Key bordering frieze, is outlined in black and colored orange.
Good. Some minor chipping and scratches.
This item is not on view
Bates, Brown, Westhead & Moore. Pitcher, ca. 1860. Porcelain, 8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (20.2 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Liberman, 1996.85.23. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.85.23_PS5.jpg)
side, 1996.85.23_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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This is neat!
This pitcher was created about 1860 in England, but it includes some very Ancient Greek styles and motifs speaking to the "Connecting Cultures" theme of this gallery. It is interesting to note that this is not a specific scene from Greek mythology, but part of the Neo-Classical tradition of referring to Classical motifs.