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Plate, Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Perry, Oklahoma, United States
  • DATES mid-20th century
    DIMENSIONS saucer: 1 x 10 x 9 in. (2.5 x 26.7 x 22.9 cm); cup: 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 in. (6.4 x 13.3 x 10.2 cm) saucer: 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. (1.9 x 18.5 x 15.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS transfer-printed in black on bottom: a) TAMAC, Inc./PERRY, OKLA./U.S. Design Pat. Appl. … b) Tamac/PERRY, OKLA./U.S.A. Also Impressed on b: Tamac
    SIGNATURE not signed
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscription
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.23.3a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Roy R. Eddey and Dr. Joel E. Hershey
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tamac Pottery (in operation 1946-1973). Plate, Cup and Saucer, mid-20th century. Glazed earthenware, saucer: 1 x 10 x 9 in. (2.5 x 26.7 x 22.9 cm); . Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Roy R. Eddey and Dr. Joel E. Hershey, 1999.23.3a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 1999.23.2_1999.23.3a-b_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cup (a) and Saucer (b), glazed earthenware. Cup (a) of heavy, irregular, sculptural form, hollow at larger side to form negative volume of cup and with deep indentation at handle side for thumb. Upper section and interior are yellow; lower section is medium green, air-brushed at horizontal midpoint onto yellow. Saucer (b) of egg-shaped form with steep, curved rim and circular depression off center of interior for cup. Interior is yellow; exterior is medium green, which is also air-brushed over rim to edges of interior. CONDITION - (a) Cup: Small hairline crack in glaze at rim near handle. Glaze chips at raised foot rim. (b) Saucer: Small specks of glaze flaws at curve of rim on one side, probably from original production.
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    Plate, Cup and Saucer