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Peach Cup

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
DATES ca. 1980
DIMENSIONS 8 13/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (22.4 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mark Isaacson
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Whimsical cup, ceramic with polychrome glaze. Bowl roughly hemispherical with a somewhat elongated end (resembles half a peach). Interior pink, rim yellow, exterior decorated with shades of purple, pink and green. Slotted over one end of rim is a thin mauve rectangle with three green folded oval (leaf-like) projections. Fitted over rim at opposite end is a small-bisected somewhat pointed gray orb. Stem is in the form of two stacked '2' with three horizontal rectangles (top, middle, bottom) connected by two rectangles at a 45-degree angle. At center of each angle is a triangle with a hole at its center. Stem is mauve, triangles alternating shades of yellow and green. Attached to center of stem is a white right triangle with geometric cutouts. Slotted on to base are four upright circular feet. CONDITION: Excellent.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Peter Shire (American, born 1947). Peach Cup, ca. 1980. Earthenware, 8 13/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (22.4 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark Isaacson, 1992.92.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.92.10_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.92.10_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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