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Dog-shaped Doorstop

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (26.7 x 19.7 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Dog-shaped Doorstop, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (26.7 x 19.7 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.4. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.1999.108.4_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Figure, glazed earthenware. The folded figure is in the shape of a seated spaniel with its head facing right. Spaniel sits on a rectangular base with concave corners, scalloped along the front edge and molded in center of front with inverted fleur de lis. Yellow-ware body partially covered with white glaze over which is splattered with a dark brown glaze. Condition: Overall good condition. Two visible firing cracks at the base. Drilled hole on the bottom of the base, once probably 'plugged.' Chips to glaze around the drill hole.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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