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Ewer

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Expanding Horizons, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1883-1886
DIMENSIONS 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (24.8 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked on bottom: (1) hand painted in dark gold: "TS=" (2) printed in purple: floral logo with "61" at center, surrounded by circular belt with "J. E. CALDWELL & Co PHILA" and then semi-circular ribbon with "GREENWOOD ART POT.Y Co. N. J."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Expanding Horizons, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1993.157
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Greenwood Art Pottery Company (1868-1933). Ewer, ca. 1883-1886. Porcelain, 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (24.8 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1993.157. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1993.157_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ewer, white porcelain body with gilt and pate-sur-pate decoration. Circular sloping foot supports baluster shape body with elongated neck, large gilt spout and applied inverted L-shape gilt handle. Overall dark blue high glaze ground with raised gilt and bronze decoration in the Japanese taste with bamboo-like stalks and leafy fronds interspersed with thinner branches sprouting small white flowers rendered in a pate-sur-pate technique with one large feathery long-billed bird in flight. Interior of upper neck with sponged gold effect on white ground. CONDITION: Excellent.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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