Designer: Adelaide Alsop Robineau (American, Middletown, Connecticut, 1865–1929 Syracuse, New York)
Geography: Made in Mid-Atlantic United States, Syracuse, New York, United States
Dimensions: H. 2-5/8, Diam. 6-7/8 inches
(6.7 x 17.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923
Accession Number: 23.145
This bowl, with a spiraling serpent at its center and crouching Mayan figures and serpents on its legs, demonstrates Robineau’s superb carving and use of exotic motifs. The contrasting pale interior—a coiled serpent depicted with concentric circles of diamond-shaped scales in varicolored glazes—alleviates the heaviness of the strong, sober form with the monochromatic exterior.