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Dessert Bowl, "Conversation/Aquarium" Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DESIGNER Lucha (unknown)
MANUFACTURER Flintridge China
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1954
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (2.9 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Transfer-printed in gray on reverse: "FLINTRIDGE CHINA / [two lions flanking shield with "F"] / U.S.A. / MADE IN CALIFORNIA"
INSCRIPTIONS "Lucha" in script on onside of bowl
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.14.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles Venable and Martin Webb
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Lucha (unknown). Dessert Bowl, "Conversation/Aquarium" Pattern, ca. 1954. Porcelain, 1 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (2.9 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles Venable and Martin Webb, 2004.14.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.14.3_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2004.14.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dessert bowl, "Conversation/Aquarium" pattern. Circular, dished bowl form with platinum rim band. Transfer-printed decoration includes, in black: lobster, star fish, sword fish, and three other fish, one followed by two small fry. In gray, a strand of seaweed bisects the bowl slightly off center and along one end is the signature "Lucha" in script.
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