Pitcher

about 1876
Manufactured by Union Porcelain Works (active 1863 until about 1922), Designed by Karl L. H. Müller (American (born in Austria), 1820–1887)


Object Place: Greenpoint (Brooklyn), New York

Dimensions

Overall: 24.1 x 27.3 x 15.9 cm (9 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.72

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

On View

Link between: Folk Art, and Gothic Revival (237.1)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Porcelain

Porcelain pitcher with white bisque figures in low relief on both sides against a light tan background, with overglaze decoration in colored enamels at the rim. The handle is in the form of a seal or other animal; the spout is in the form of a tusked animal, perhaps a walrus.

Markings

Incised "U.P.W." on the low-relief keg of beer on the side of the vessel.

Provenance

By 2008, with the Stradlings, antique dealers in XXXXX; 2008, purchased for the MFA

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Karolik Society