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Manufacturer: Greenwood Pottery, 1861–1933

Ewer

1883–86

Porcelain with gilt and pate-sur-pate decoration

9 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (24.765 × 12.065 × 11.43 cm)
Purchased in honor of David L. Barquist, Ph.D. 2001, with Gifts from Friends and Colleagues
2007.63.1
In the early 1880s, Greenwood Pottery of New Jersey hired a number of artisans away from the Worcester Royal Porcelain Company and began producing styles emulating those of the esteemed British company, like this ewer decorated in the oriental taste. Flowering twigs executed in white pâte-sur-pâte and gilding extend across a mazarine-blue ground. The overall shape recalls Islamic glass and ceramics.
Geography: 
Made in Trenton, New Jersey
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 201.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.