Teapot and Lid
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 3/8 x 14 5/8 x 7 in. (11.1 x 37.1 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
Stamped in gray on bottom of teapot: "CERAMETAL / Process / [written on scroll] CALIFORNIA HERITAGE / VERNONWARE / CALIFORNIA / USA"
Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Sidney Filler
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.
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)
overall, 1996.180a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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