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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain, gold paste
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in. (25.6 x 18.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS seemingly unmarked
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Willard C. Brinton
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CAPTION Ott and Brewer (1871-1893). Vase, ca. 1885. Porcelain, gold paste, 10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in. (25.6 x 18.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Willard C. Brinton, 47.30.3. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 47.30.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1966
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Broad baluster shape with high shoulder and wide straight neck with gilt rim. White body, but entire exterior with dull pink ground. Applied thick gold paste decoration in various shades with asymmetrical Aesthetic Movement motives including a duck in flight at center on shoulder against gold sponged clouds and below a large plant with curving leaves. Back with similar, but simpler, gold paste vegetal design. Applied large white reticulated handles outlined in gold.
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