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Smoking Set

Decorative Arts

MAKER A. Tschinkel
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Possible Place Made: France
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 7 1/2 x 6 in. (10.2 x 19.1 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS on bottom, impressed, 'A. Tschinkel.'/painted 'x'/impressed '25'.
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscription
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.25
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION A. Tschinkel. Smoking Set, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 4 x 7 1/2 x 6 in. (10.2 x 19.1 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.108.25_front.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.1999.108.25_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Smoking set, glazed earthenware. Molded yellowware form on a shield shaped base. The edge of the base is a series of convex and concave sections. The scene depicts stacked logs with two baskets on either side. One basket has an ax in it. A woodblock and saw are in front of the stacked logs. The basket and stack of logs are hollow to allow for the placement of items. The top of the base is decorated with oak leaves and acorns. The center front panel of the base has a basket weave pattern design on it, as opposed to the oak leaves and acorns. There possibly could have been a monogram in gilt on this area, The lower border is framed by a series of interconnected logs. The overall color is a dull muted mustard tone, with remnants of gilt work along the base. Condition: Good overall condition. Heavy surface dirt, especially in crevices. Loss of gilt work. Catalogued by Judith Pineiro 2-22-2000 Entered by Kendra Weisbin 2-10-2005
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    A. Tschinkel. <em>Smoking Set</em>, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 4 x 7 1/2 x 6 in. (10.2 x 19.1 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.108.25_front.jpg)