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Jar with Lid

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS a) Jar: 7 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (18.4 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.2a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jar with Lid, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware, a) Jar: 7 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (18.4 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE component, overall, CUR.1999.108.2a.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Jar (a) with lid (b) red sewer pipe clay, salt glazed. The exterior of both jar and lid is highly textured to resemble bark. Jar has short protrusions designed to look like short branches. The interior of the jar is smooth. The lid has two small, branch like protrusions on either side of top. The lid also has two small log like items on either side. The center has a large finial in the shape of a four-branched small tree stump. Both are a dark maroon color. Condition: Fair condition. Jar is missing four of its branch like form. Lid is missing what would have been the fifth and top branch of the finial.
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    Jar with Lid