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Tray

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1867
DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (3.2 x 41.3 x 41.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Painted in black on underside: "U.P.W. / S"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1998.21.1
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Karl L. H. Mueller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). Tray, ca. 1867. Porcelain, 1 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (3.2 x 41.3 x 41.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1998.21.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE mark, 1998.21.1_mark_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain tray with polychrome decoration. Round, flat bottom with upturned, convex rim. Inside covered with rust-colored ground, medallions containing naturalistically painted nature scenes, vines with leaves and flowers encircle the medallions. Decorations on bottom of tray: large circular medallion in center contains two deer (or antelope) on grassy outcropping, one grazing the other raises its head to confront two flying birds. Six smaller oval medallions around edge, containing (clockwise from top): weasel and monkey; two fighting ducks; two deer locking antlers; large gray bird (ostrich?) with ruffled feathers surrounded by flying birds; reclining boar and an unidentifiable animal; and swimming waterfowl spreading wings over her chicks. Rim decorated with six diamond-shaped medallions alternating with dragons; medallions contain single bird on a branch or an animal (fox or weasel). Condition: Good.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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