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Potpourri Jar with Lid

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Expanding Horizons, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (20.3 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Expanding Horizons, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 84.176.6a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Ott and Brewer (1871-1893). Potpourri Jar with Lid, ca. 1885. Porcelain, 8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (20.3 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis, 84.176.6a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE mark, 84.176.6a-b_mark_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Potpourri jar (a) with lid (b), copper-glazed porcelain. Jar is spherical form with everted rim, four reticulated feet and two reticulated handles. Decoration consists of random clusters of acid-etched spheres outlined with gold and containing leaf and flower motifs painted in gold leaf, pink, blue, yellow, gray and white. Lid is encircled by a narrow reticulated band and has a pointed finial. CONDITION: Finial of cover broken and restored; otherwise good.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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