Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-46505

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

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Pratt ware
molding (forming)
relief (sculpture techniques)
tin (metal)
childhood
figure- and animal-derived motifs
dog (animal)
dolls
fleuron (motifs)
girls
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Earthenware
Prattware
Tin Glazed
Relief Molded
Leaf
Floret
Medallion
Girl
Boy
Dog
Doll
Childhood
PITCHER

Inscription

Paper label on bottom: ""For the Society/ for Preservation/ of N.E. Antiquities""

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7.25 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn

Accession Number

1961.158