Pitcher

A work made of earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

c. 1890

Artist:

Designed by Edward Kemeys
American, 1843–1907
Made by Joseph Green (dates unknown)
Ottawa, Illinois

About this artwork

In addition to both small- and large-scale bronze sculptures—most notably, the lions flanking the Art Institute’s Michigan Avenue entrance—Edward Kemeys created utilitarian vessels such as this ceramic pitcher. Produced by the potter Joseph Green and sold at Burley and Company in Chicago, the pitcher features four heads of Native Americans similar to those Kemeys sculpted for the lobby of Chicago’s Marquette Building. While the artist employed a geometric decoration reminiscent of Native American basketry, the pitcher’s form is not based on an actual vessel.

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American Art

Artist

Edward Kemeys

Title

Pitcher

Origin

Chicago

Date

1885–1895

Medium

Earthenware

Dimensions

14.3 × 22.9 cm (5 5/8 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

The Chipstone Foundation Endowment

Reference Number

2001.477

Extended information about this artwork

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