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Ewer

Maker:
Faience Manufacturing Company (American, New York, 1881–1892)
Date:
1886–90
Geography:
Made in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 15 x 8 in. (38.1 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.424
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 741
A long-necked ewer with a pinched spout displays the synthesis of Near and Far Eastern shape and decoration characteristic of the Faience Manufacturing Company's vessels. The decoration of bird and butterfly amid raspberry branches is simultaneously indebted to Japanese motifs as well as those of the much-admired English artists at the Worcester Royal Porcelain Company. By leaving some of the raspberry leaves ungilded, the decorator created a subtle illusion of depth on the surface. The ungilded leaves seem to recede into the background.
Marking: stamped on underside: 1024; painted on underside: 37 / FMCo [conjoined, in script]
with Gem Antiques, New York, until 1984
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