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Wash Pitcher

1938.1331.5 (RS214647)

Description

Narrow-necked porcelain pitcher with enameled decoration. Scroll-edged medallions on either side of neck and body: medallions on one side depict flowers and birds; medallions on the other side depict figures. Small, round medallion opposite handle depicts flowers. Surrounding medallions is pattern of scrolls, flowers and butterflies on metallic gold ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1875
Location of origin
China
Material
enameling
hand-painted
porcelain
Object type
Toilet Articles; Hygiene Artifacts
Descriptive terms
Chinese export
enameling
ewers (vessels)
hand-painted
Pitcher, Wash
pitchers (vessels)
porcelain
toilet sets (washing sets)
Dimensions
10 (H), 5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1938.1331.5
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Mellus
GUSN
40027

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