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Spittoon

1998.397 (RS22936)

Description

Ceramic spittoon; white with animal design; rooster, grasshopper, walrus, turtle, fox, muskrat; animals in red with red and blue grass surrounding them; black band around rim.

Details

Maker
Union Porcelain Works (Maker)
Date
1877-1920
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottom: ""UNION/ PORCELAIN/ WORKS/ GREENPOINT/ N.Y."" ""U.P.W."" w/ eagle's head w/ letter ""S"" in its beak (see sheet attached to worksheet w/ info. on this company--this mark was filed for registration on May 4, 1877).
Location of origin
Greenpoint, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glazing (coating)
painting (coating)
porcelain
tin (metal)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Chelonia
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Fox
foxes (animals)
glazing (coating)
Grasshopper
grasshoppers (animals)
Muskrat
musquashes
Painted
painting (coating)
Porcelain
porcelain
red jungle fowl
Rooster
SPITTOON
spittoons
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Turtle
Walrus
walrus
Dimensions
4.75 (H), 6.625 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.397
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18361

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