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Smoking Set

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Possible Place Made: France
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 6 x 5 in. (18.4 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.24
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Smoking Set, 19th century. Glazed earthenware, 7 1/4 x 6 x 5 in. (18.4 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.24. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.1999.108.24_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Smoking set, glazed earthenware. The molded yellowware form is figural. The scene is of a monk retrieving water from a well. The monk holds a pitcher in one hand. The well appears to be outside the abbey on a cliff. The well, basin, abbey and pitcher are open so that they can hold various items. The item has a yellow glaze with traces of gilt on the door and monks belt. Condition: Good overall condition. Chip with accumulated surface dirt on upper back edge of 'abbey' and to top of monk's cap. Cracks along bottom rear edge of monk's habit, probably due to firing. Yellow stains to front lower edge. Loss of gilding. Catalogued by Judith Pineiro 2-22-2000 Entered by Kendra Weisbin 2-10-2005
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    Smoking Set