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Peach Cup

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Ceramic
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
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.92.10
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mark Isaacson
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Peter Shire (American, born 1947). Peach Cup, ca. 1980. Ceramic, 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
IMAGE overall, 1992.92.10_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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