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Pitcher

Description

Pinched oval shape w/ pointy, slightly upturned mouth and ear-shaped handle w/ green leaf in relief on spine and under mouth; green-edged palmette border around base; blue, orange and green stylized florette chain around rim; 2 heart-shaped medallions depict: 1) Sportive Innocence--girl, boy, dog and doll standing and 2) Mischievous Sport--girl and boy frolicking w/ satyr mask; both medallions framed by tree boughs; titles of scenes impressed under them.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
Paper label on bottom: ""For the Society/ for Preservation/ of N.E. Antiquities""
Material
Pratt ware
earthenware
foliation (pattern)
glazing (coating)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
molding (forming)
relief (sculpture techniques)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Boy
Childhood
childhood
Dog
dog (animal)
Doll
dolls
earthenware
Earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
fleuron (motifs)
Floret
foliation (pattern)
Girl
girls
glazing (coating)
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Medallion
molding (forming)
PITCHER
pitchers (vessels)
Pratt ware
Prattware
relief (sculpture techniques)
Relief Molded
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Dimensions
7.25 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1961.158
Credit Line
Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn
GUSN
46505

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