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Pitcher, "Modernistic" Line

Decorative Arts

On View: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H26, 4G
MEDIUM Silverplate
  • Place Manufactured: Syracuse, New York, United States
  • DATES 1928
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 9 x 8 in. (21 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Underside, impressed: "BENEDICT/MODERNISTIC/PLATE/E.P.N.S B.M.M./562"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H26, 4G
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.82
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ravi R. Mathura in memory of Milo
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Albert F. Saunders (1878-1964). Pitcher, "Modernistic" Line, 1928. Silverplate, 8 1/4 x 9 x 8 in. (21 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ravi R. Mathura in memory of Milo, 2011.82. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.82.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wide conical pitcher, tapering downwards, with a squared wide spout and raised, angular shoulder, decorated with a matte, thin, narrow, geometric band at rim; below shoulder is an applied, matte, thick band with a geometric diaper pattern; attached angular, thick, ear shaped handle flared foot with same matte, thin, narrow geometric band, as at rim; Condition: scratches to handle, some minor darkening and loss to silverplate. Interior with dark spot to one side of base.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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