Spittoon

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1877-1920

GUSN

GUSN-18361

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

Descriptive Terms

spittoons
glazing (coating)
painting (coating)
porcelain
tin (metal)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
foxes (animals)
grasshoppers (animals)
musquashes
red jungle fowl
Chelonia
walrus
Porcelain
Painted
Tin Glazed
Rooster
Grasshopper
Walrus
Turtle
Fox
Muskrat
SPITTOON

Inscription

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).

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Union Porcelain Works (Maker)

Location of Origin

Greenpoint, NY, USA

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

4.75 (H), 6.625 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.397

Places

New York state (United States)