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Ewer

Maker:
Knowles, Taylor, and Knowles (1870–1929)
Date:
1891–97
Geography:
Made in East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
6 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (17.6 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.159
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
Knowles, Taylor, and Knowles first marketed Lotus ware, a pure-white bone china, in 1891. Japanese influence is evident in this ewer’s asymmetrical design, bamboo-form neck, and applied blossoms and leaves.
Marking: inscribed in green on underside: K. T. K. Co. / [cresent moon and star within circle surmounted by crown] / LOTUS WARE
designer and modeler at Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, John White Sellars, East Liverpool, Ohio; by descent to Private Collection, Maryland; W. M. Schwind, Yarmouth, Maine, until 1996
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