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Birdhouse in shape of Log Cabin with Detached Door

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 20th century
    DIMENSIONS Log Cabin: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 in. (15.9 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS No marks.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.6
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Birdhouse in shape of Log Cabin with Detached Door, 20th century. Glazed earthenware, Log Cabin: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 in. (15.9 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.6. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE component, front, CUR.1999.108.6_component1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Birdhouse (a) and separate door (b), brown sewer pipe clay, salt glazed. The birdhouse is in the shape of a miniature log cabin with an exterior chimney, a window, one doorway and a roof. The individual logs are rather flat in appearance, and have a textured bark like surface created through incised lines. Exterior chimney has similar, although very faint lines. Through incised lines the roof has a tiled appearance. Interior surface is rough and undecorated. The detached door would have served as a landing area for birds. Its design is similar to the surface of the roof, with incised lines creating a 'tile' motif. Condition: Good overall condition. Minor chips throughout. Rough marks where the door was attached.
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    Birdhouse in shape of Log Cabin with Detached Door