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Teapot and Lid

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Vernon Kilns
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES 1950s
DIMENSIONS 4 3/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in. (11.1 x 37.1 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped in gray on bottom of teapot: "CERAMETAL / Process / [written on scroll] CALIFORNIA HERITAGE / VERNONWARE / CALIFORNIA / USA"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Sidney Filler
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware teapot (a) and lid (b); vitreous glaze, purple body with mottled dark purple and blue glaze. (a) Squat ovoid teapot with round opening in top; slopes upward at one side to form long integral spout with a flat top and rounded underside; bottom lip of spout flares out. Opposing handle in shape of sideways "U" attached at edge of opening and at bottom edge of body. Lower portion glazed in purple; upper portion (including top half of handle, top of spout, and around mouth) glazed in mottled dark purple and blue (probably applied over purple glaze). (b) Conforming round flat lid with attached handle in shape of "?"; top side of lid glazed in mottled dark purple and blue, underside in purple. CONDITION: Good; light scratches around body; a few deeper scratches on underside of handle and around spout.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Vernon Kilns. Teapot and Lid, 1950s. Glazed earthenware, 4 3/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in. (11.1 x 37.1 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Sidney Filler, 1996.180a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.180a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.180a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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