Covered Dish, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
shape introduced 1954; pattern introduced 1955
3 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (9.2 x 29.8 x 28.6 cm) (show scale)
On bottom of dish (a), printed in gray: "4"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Glazed earthenware, white with gray flecks, thick-walled covered dish (a) and lid (b). Dish is a biomorphic, oval shape with one end pulled to a point and a molded rectangular handle with oval cut-out attached at rim on long side. Transfer-printed decorative band along inside edge opposite handle consisting of dark gray ribbon pattern superimposed on light gray band of elongated oval shapes. Conforming flat lid has two molded indented finger grips in center and same decorative band along side. When lid is turned so that the decoration is at top, lid resembles an anthropomorphized head.
Condition: Very good.
(of shape) Frank Irwin (American, 20th century). Covered Dish, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern, shape introduced 1954; pattern introduced 1955. Glazed earthenware, 3 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (9.2 x 29.8 x 28.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 2002.17.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.17.2a-b_bw.jpg)
overall, 2002.17.2a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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