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Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Metlox Potteries
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955
DIMENSIONS 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
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CAPTION (of shape) Frank Irwin (American, 20th century). Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern, shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955. Glazed earthenware, 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 2002.17.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 2002.17.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware, white body with gray flecks, thick-walled. Organic, ovoid body rises into long, attenuated neck with narrow diagonally cut spout. Oval opening cut above mid-point with molded, C-shaped handle below. Horizontal band of transfer-printed decoration around lower body consisting of dark gray ribbon pattern superimposed on light gray band of elongated oval shapes. Condition: Very good; some loss of pigment in ribbon decoration on outside of pitcher opposite handle.
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