Garden Planter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1895-1902

GUSN

GUSN-222169

Description

Round terra cotta garden planter with molded leaves, swags and masks. Also three bands of rusted metal wire encircle pot at base, mid-point and rim. Molded decorative elements appear to have been affixed to pot with a terra cotta slip. The body of thepost exhibits horizontal finishing marks (or rilling) on the interior and exterior. Interior marks are much rougher and irregularly placed compared to exterior. These lines indicate that the pot was hand thrown or rubbed with a sponge after being slip cast. The interior of the pot exhibits irregular shaping of the pot- possibly the application of decorative elements pushed portions of the pot inward.

Details

Descriptive Terms

planters (containers)
Planter, Garden

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Agricultural T&E

Dimensions

20 1/2 (H), 23 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.19003.6