"Niagara Falls" Pitcher
On View: American Identities: A New Look, American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Imagining the New Nation’s Landscape, 1800–1880, 5th Floor
This evocative pitcher, which illusionistically depicts the rushing water of Niagara Falls, is a rare example of an American ceramic maker responding to the consumer demand for depictions of the natural wonders of the New World.
Height: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Diameter of base: 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm) (show scale)
Scroll shield enclosing "United States Potter Co. Bennington, Vermont"
Gift of Arthur W. Clement
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact email@example.com
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
United States Pottery Company. "Niagara Falls" Pitcher, ca. 1855. Porcelain, Height: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arthur W. Clement, 43.128.56. Creative Commons-BY
overall, 43.128.56_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
White porcelain pitcher with Niagara Falls design, oval shaped base, slightly crimped mouth, sides of pitcher designed in relief to represent water falling over rocks, design under spout of trees and rocks, rustic handle.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.