(of shape) Frank Irwin (American, 20th century). <em>Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern</em>, shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955. Glazed earthenware, 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 2002.17.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.17.1_bw.jpg)

Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern

Artist:Frank IrwinRobert AllenMetlox Potteries

Medium: Glazed earthenware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955

Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm)


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

Accession Number: 2002.17.1

Image: 2002.17.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Glazed earthenware, white body with gray flecks, thick-walled. Organic, ovoid body rises into long, attenuated neck with narrow diagonally cut spout. Oval opening cut above mid-point with molded, C-shaped handle below. Horizontal band of transfer-printed decoration around lower body consisting of dark gray ribbon pattern superimposed on light gray band of elongated oval shapes. Condition: Very good; some loss of pigment in ribbon decoration on outside of pitcher opposite handle.

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