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Dog-Shaped Doorstop

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/2 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. (24.1 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS No marks
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.13
    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, 9 1/2 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. (24.1 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.13. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.1999.108.13_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dog-shaped doorstop, salt glazed sewer pipe clay. Dog is seated on a stepped pedestal base. Eight-sided base has an alternating convex/concave design. Stylized and etched marks create the details of the dog, such as its eyes, nose, collar, leash and paws. Bottom on the piece is a rough unglazed surface and the center hole reveals the hollowness of the piece. Round green felt tabs along the edge. Condition: Good overall condition. Apparent glaze imperfections that appear as thick and smooth patches. Minor chips throughout.
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