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Plaque

A work made of earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

1879

Artist:

John Bennett
American, 1840–1907

About this artwork

Working at the London firm Doulton and Company, English ceramist John Bennett evolved a new method in which he painted his designs in slip, or liquid clay, and covered them with clear glaze. In 1876 “Bennett ware” was exhibited to great acclaim at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, prompting Bennett to relocate to New York. Although his early pottery demonstrates Islamic influences, this plaque is more indebted to contemporary British Aesthetic movement design. Flowers in muted colors extend into the composition from beyond the pictorial space, yielding a design that resembles the intricate textiles of English artist William Morris.

Status

On View, Gallery 273

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

John Bennett

Title

Plaque

Origin

New York City

Date

1879

Medium

Earthenware

Inscriptions

Marked: "J. Bennett/412 East 24 / N.Y./1879"

Dimensions

46.7 cm (18 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior acquisitions of the George F. Harding Collection, an anonymous donor, Bessie Bennett, Mrs. William Blood, Emily Crane Chadbourne, Milton Straus, Elizabeth R. Vaughan, Behrend/Sanford Auction and Thorne Rooms Exhibition funds

Reference Number

1998.317

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