"Primitive" creamer

designed 1955
Manufactured by Salem China Company (founded in 1898)


Object Place: Salem, Ohio

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 9.5 x 7 cm (5 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.427

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

“Free form” pattern, white ground speckled with brown, decorated with stick-figure drawings of people and animals in red and brown; bulbous shape with stretched out rim pulled into a high spout on one side and a counter-balance high side opposite, divided by a deep V; three rounded feet; two indented finger-holds sit beneath the deep v’s of the rim.

Inscription

"Salem [in cursive, surrounded by a circle and above a teacup outline] / Pat. Pend."

Provenance

Purchased by donor on eBay January/February/March 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.