Peter Shire (American, born 1947). <em>Peach Cup</em>, ca. 1980. Earthenware, 8 13/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.  (22.4 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark Isaacson, 1992.92.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.92.10_bw.jpg)

Peach Cup

Artist:Peter Shire

Medium: Earthenware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1980

Dimensions: 8 13/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (22.4 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1992.92.10

Image: 1992.92.10_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Whimsical cup, ceramic with polychrome glaze. Bowl roughly hemispherical with a somewhat elongated end (resembles half a peach). Interior pink, rim yellow, exterior decorated with shades of purple, pink and green. Slotted over one end of rim is a thin mauve rectangle with three green folded oval (leaf-like) projections. Fitted over rim at opposite end is a small-bisected somewhat pointed gray orb. Stem is in the form of two stacked '2' with three horizontal rectangles (top, middle, bottom) connected by two rectangles at a 45-degree angle. At center of each angle is a triangle with a hole at its center. Stem is mauve, triangles alternating shades of yellow and green. Attached to center of stem is a white right triangle with geometric cutouts. Slotted on to base are four upright circular feet. CONDITION: Excellent.

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