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Watering Can

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: England
  • DATES 1897
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (15.6 x 24.1 x 15.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside, stamped in green: [Company Logo]/'w' and [Registration number in rectangle] ' Rd 30560'/ '1101' and applied small white paper label with in blue ink: '4503'.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.288
    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). Watering Can, 1897. Porcelain, 6 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (15.6 x 24.1 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.288. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.152.288.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Watering can squat, molded flower petal shaped in cream glaze. Squat cream glazed main body, lightly molded as a flower petals, with 3/4 open top with wavy rim and a thin gold band around outer edge of rim, short neck with raised diaper pattern painted in gold and copper above main body. At one side a long trumpet shaped spout with decorative gold and copper dot bands at mid point and at join to main body, end of spout with regularly spaced pierced holes, painted in gold; opposite a curved, ridged gold colored handle with ram's head at one end where handle joins main body. The gold and copper colored paint decoration applied irregularly and overrun visible on one side.
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    Watering Can