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Pitcher

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Stoneware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (24.8 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 47.30.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Willard C. Brinton
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Pitcher, 19th century. Stoneware, 9 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (24.8 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Willard C. Brinton, 47.30.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.30.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 47.30.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Stoneware pitcher, vitreous glaze, light green/gray ground with blue glaze accents. From narrow round base, pitcher rises and flares out to midpoint, tapers slightly at collar, then rises to tall, wide cylindrical neck and wide, oval-shaped opening with scalloped edge (edge is higher on spout side). Handle with molded decorations is attached to side opposite spout at top edge and collar. Lower section of body is sectioned, with a molded stylized leaf decoration in each section. Collar decorated with molded band of leaves and berries (or flowers). The neck has a large medallion centered on each side between handle and spout, and set against a pitted background; each medallion contains two putti (vary in pose and accoutrements); flowers around frame of medallions. All molded decorations, including handle, are accented with blue glaze. CONDITION: Good; a few small chips in glaze around body.
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