- John Bennett (1840–1907)
- (none assigned) New York, New York, United States
- 17 in. diameter x 2 in. deep (43.2 x 5.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation Gift, 2008
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The rare charger embodies John Bennett’s penchant for Anglo-Japanese style, one of the defining characteristics of the Aesthetic Movement. Painted the same year that Bennett immigrated to New York from England, the charger strongly relates to an earlier example of Doulton Pottery, where Bennett developed and taught his method of underglaze decoration. The subject of two cranes deviates from Bennett’s more typical floral and plant motifs with pronounced dark outlines as seen on the large vase with dogwood blossoms (1984.425) also in the collection.