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Water Cooler with Panels

Decorative Arts

DESIGNER Daniel Greatbach
MEDIUM Flint enamel-glazed earthenware, metal
DATES ca. 1853
DIMENSIONS 23 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (59.7 x 31.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS In circle on cover "Lyman Fenton & Co/ Bennington Vt/ Fentons/Enamel/ Patented/ 1849." Also black letter inscription on frieze of entablature: "Fenton's Enamel/ Patented 1849/ Lyman Fenton & Co/ Manufacturers/ Bennington/ Vermont."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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CAPTION Lyman Fenton & Co. (American, 1849-1852). Water Cooler with Panels, ca. 1853. Flint enamel-glazed earthenware, metal, 23 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (59.7 x 31.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 49.100.1a-c. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 49.100.1a-c.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Water cooler, flint enameled glazed yellow earthenware, octagon shaped body in form of a temple with panels containing eight figures of apostles separated by Doric columns, base is formed by blocks or bricks enclosed by two mouldings, circular holes for bung, octagon pagoda shape cover with finial, tin cover inside. Condition: Rim of neck has been broken and repaired with rivets, small chip on corner of cover.
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Water Cooler with Panels