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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Worcester, England
  • DATES ca. 1888
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (15.9 x 28.3 x 28.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Underside, stamped in purple: oval: around the outer edge: 'MANUFACTURED THE WORCESTER ROYAL PORCELAIN CO' and inside the oval: 'FOR/ RICHARD BRIGSS/ BOSTON'/[Company Logo].
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.234
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. (founded 1751). Compote, ca. 1888. Porcelain, 6 1/4 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (15.9 x 28.3 x 28.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.234. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.152.234_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Octagonal shaped compote with polychrome decoration and gold paint highlights, decoration includes the underside, stem formed by four animal paw feet and with a flat decorated canted corner disc at base between paw feet. Flat octagonal shaped upper section with molded rope braid outer edge, at center: abstract geometric design motif in pink, with small blue flowers and red spikes; outer edge decorated with alternating deign of dark green bamboo shoots with small dark blue flowers and red spikes and four cartouches with four pairs of birds, the birds in several colors including grey, yellow, red and blue; the decoration on the upper section of bamboo and birds is repeated on the underside. The compote is supported on four gold colored animal paw feet with at the base a raised polychrome decorated canted corner disc set between the animal paws; thick gold band at compote rim and base.
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