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Pitcher

Decorative Arts

On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: England
  • DATES ca. 1860
    DIMENSIONS 8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (20.2 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS inscribed pen or glaze. Center black stamp. Diagram in accession book.
    SIGNATURE not signed
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.85.23
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Liberman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE side, 1996.85.23_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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    Pitcher