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MEDIUM Unglazed Porcelain
  • Place Made: Worcester, England
  • DATES ca. 1890
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. (9.5 x 15 x 27.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Underside: stamped in brown [company logo]/ 'TRADEMARK'; in purple paint: '1/2097'; at outer edge, small white paper label with blue ink: '5402(?)'
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.312
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Grainger and Co.. Potpourri, ca. 1890. Unglazed Porcelain, 3 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. (9.5 x 15 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.312. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.152.312_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Unglazed porcelain circular potpourri on three raised feet. Wide, circular potpourri with central opening, lightly fluted interior and slight upward curving reticulated upper section with vertical dark gold bands and outer edge in molded rope design in dark gold, attached below, a conforming band with relief molded, evenly spaced pink and yellow small flowers; attached are vertical relief molded feet as a female mask and curlicue border design on either side of mask, with gold highlights. Condition: damage to one foot and evidence of restoration.
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