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On View: Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Worcester, England
  • DATES ca. 1840
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (11.4 x 26.7 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Reverse at rim, in red, stamped: "MALVERN/ABBEYCHURCH/CHAMBERLAIN'S/WORCESTER" and with a small white paper label in black ink:"1471"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.329
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Shallow porcelain basket with handle, with bright green glaze interior and polychrome decoration of Malvern Abbey. Shallow basket with scalloped edge, bright green glaze interior with central painted cartouche of Malvern Abbey, set in a green hilly and wooded landscape, in the foreground are three male/female couples in period costume and headstones; cartouche bordered by curlicue gold paint border; attached from front to back, thick abstracted twisted anthemion leaf and stem handle with lower sections of handle painted gold and gold paint lines around leaves.Thick gold band at outer edge of basket.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
    CAPTION Chamberlain & Co. (Worcester, England, 1840–1852). Basket, ca. 1840. Porcelain, 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (11.4 x 26.7 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.329. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.152.329.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.152.329.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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