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Mask Spout Jug

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Worcester, England
  • DATES 1892
    DIMENSIONS 10 x 6 x 4 7/8 in. (25.4 x 15.3 x 12.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside of base, transfer printed Co. logo; below: "RdNo119923 [in box]/1366". Written, in black: "K3". Written, in red: [dot next to "x"]. Applied white sticker, written in black: "5483".
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.251
    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). Mask Spout Jug, 1892. Porcelain, 10 x 6 x 4 7/8 in. (25.4 x 15.3 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.251. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.152.251_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tall cylindrical jug in blue and cream/pink glaze with gold paint floral decoration, bearded mask spout and raised dot band decoration and rounded base. Tall, blue glaze upper section with large, applied, bearded mask as spout, stepped shoulder to a long, central body in light blue with applied gold paint decoration of long petaled flowers and branches, on reverse a single floral bough in gold paint, attached long handle molded as a branch with leaves; raised dot band at join of upper section to main body, shoulder and base; rounded base. Mask, handle and raised dot bands at top and bottom in a cream/pink glaze. Single, thin gold band at outer top rim, shoulder and base.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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    Mask Spout Jug