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Refrigerator Pitcher with Lid

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Ceramic
DATES 1940-1941
DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 in. (23.5 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on underside of base: "MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR / WESTINGHOUSE / BY / The Hall China Co. / MADE IN U.S.A." Impressed on base: "Y2"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 85.158.1a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Hall China Company (1903-present). Refrigerator Pitcher with Lid, 1940-1941. Ceramic, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 in. (23.5 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE mark, 85.158.1a-b_mark_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Streamlined ceramic pitcher (a) with fitted lid (b); cobalt blue body, vitreous glaze. The pitcher is an elongated oval in plan and a round-edged rectangle in elevation, raised on narrower oval base. Handle cut into body of the pitcher. Three grooves run horizontally around body of pitcher at bottom; similar grooves run vertically up side with handle, over top, and around lid. Conforming lid fits flush into top of pitcher. CONDITION: Minor scratches from use; imperfections in glaze; otherwise good.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (80%)
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