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"Silver Pine" cup

American
about 1955
Manufactured by Franciscan Division, Gladding, McBean & Co. (active 1875–1984)


Object Place: Glendale, California

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 12.1 x 10.5 cm (1 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2005.251a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white glaze, bluish-green glaze and silver leaf(?)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

“Encanto” shape, “Silver Pine” pattern; round cup with rounded sides and narrow foot rim; C-scroll handle; bluish-green glaze on exterior; cream glaze on interior and on handle; silver stripe on outside of handle on on rim; decoration on interior: stylized pine needle bunches, one silver, one green and a white pine cone.

Markings

Stamped on base in gold:
"SILVER PINE/
[creating a rounded square, with lines on vertical sides, top portion:] GLADDING, MCBEAN & CO/ [on bottom of square:] MADE IN U.S.A."
In center of square:
"Franciscan ["c" in circle; "R" in circle]/
MASTERPIECE/ CHINA"

Provenance

Brett Angell; gift to MFA 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell