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MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: England
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. (22.2 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.20
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Pitcher, 19th century. Glazed earthenware, 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. (22.2 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.20. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.1999.108.20_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pitcher, glazed earthenware. Hexagonal form with wide molded foot rim, baluster body and straight neck. Down-curving flat spout opposite scrolled handle. Each panel on the body of the pitcher (except the one below the handle, which is vacant) is filled with molded decoration of a spray of flowers and outlined with lacy crochet decoration. Each of the four panels on the neck is similarly decorated. On either side of the spout are floral vine motifs that appear to grow from the decorative border. Overall dull yellow color with a high glaze. Condition: Good overall condition. Abrasions to base of foot from use. Staining, also from use. Minor crack to lip of pitcher, probably from firing. Catalogued by Judith Pineiro 2-22-2000 Entered by Kendra Weisbin 2-10-2005
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