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Holy Water Font

Decorative Arts

On View: 19th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: Worcester, England
  • DATES ca. 1877
    DIMENSIONS height: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); diameter: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS on bottom: printed in green, company logo. Small circular mark near foot rim with small printed "M" below.
    SIGNATURE not signed
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscription
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view on the 19th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2000.127.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. (founded 1751). Holy Water Font, ca. 1877. Porcelain, height: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); diameter: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 2000.127.7. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, COLL.2000.127.7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Font. Unglazed and glazed porcelain. In the Medieval taste. Small molded octagonal form in three sections. Uppermost octagonal section decorated on each side with molded medieval tracery with glazed hemispherical bowl. Stemmed middle section, decorated on each side with paired long, narrow, arched Gothic windows all raised on small, undecorated octagonal foot. CONDITION - Very good; normal wear.
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    Holy Water Font