Skip to Content
Today Open today 11–5

Pitcher

A work made of porcelain and glaze, with enamel and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of porcelain and glaze, with enamel and gilding.

Date:

1828–35

Artist:

Tucker Porcelain Factory (American, 1826–1838)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About this artwork

The Tucker family was one of the first American firms to produce porcelain, and it also was the first to create wares that successfully competed with imported French porcelain. This pitcher not only attests to the technical achievements accomplished in American ceramics at the beginning of the 19th century, but it also demonstrates the company’s wholesale adoption of the current French style. Its shape is characterized as “Grecian” in Tucker pattern books, and the gilded bands and vibrantly enameled swags of polychrome flowers and tassels are examples of contemporary neoclassical design.

Status

On View, Gallery 172

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Tucker Porcelain Factory (Manufacturer)

Title

Pitcher

Place

Philadelphia (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1828–1835

Medium

Porcelain and glaze, with enamel and gilding

Inscriptions

Incised bottom

Dimensions

H.: 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior acquisition of Louise Lutz

Reference Number

2002.279

IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

https://api.artic.edu/api/v1/artworks/159878/manifest.json

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share