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Teapot

Manufacturer:
Manufactured by Chelsea Keramic Art Works (1872–1889)
Date:
1879–83
Geography:
Made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.142a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
This teapot, in both its shape and relief decoration, demonstrates the penchant for Japonisme during the Aesthetic Movement. The distinctive shape with flat sides has prototypes in English pottery. The molded decoration of bamboo and swallows are motifs popular in the period.
Marking: Marked (impressed on underside): CHELSEA KERAMIC ART WORKS.
Andrew VanStyn (Baltimore dealer) to Deedee Wigmore.
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