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Covered Urn

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain, metal
DATES ca. 1905
DIMENSIONS 53 x 18 in. (134.6 cm) Plinth: 23 x 23 in. (58.4 x 58.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 69.161a-e
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Crane Company
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Trenton Art Potteries Co. (1892-1969). Covered Urn, ca. 1905. Porcelain, metal, 53 x 18 in. (134.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Crane Company, 69.161a-e. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 69.161a-e_view_1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Urn has flaring lip, concave neck, convex shoulder and tapering body with 2 scroll handles attached at shoulders and sides; tapers towards base; polychrome decorations on exterior with cobalt blue and gold. Scenes on either side of urn set within ovoid gilded cartouches depict ladies in rural settings; foot has decoration of cherubs and flowers. Base is square plinth with concave sides. Lid has peaked finial and decoration of pink roses on white ground. One of four manufactured. a - Vase, or urn-shaped body; b - Foot ring; c - Base (square); d - Lid; e - Iron rod support.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (84%)
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Covered Urn