Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-11361

Description

Squat baluster form with a beaded rim, flaring spout, and molded raised figures and devices on the side. These show the Greek goddess Diana and her dogs, a flowerhead, and a man drinking over a barrel. It has a ribbed base and applied handle. The underglaze blue is on the collar and body, while the spout, handle, reliefs and base are in white. (A Wedgewood imitation)

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
molding (forming)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
allegory (artistic device)
dog (animal)
men (male humans)
mythology (literary genre)
Earthenware
Molded
Allegorical Figure
Man
Dog
Mythology
Pitcher

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 3/8 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1695