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Pitcher

A work made of porcelain.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of porcelain.

Date:

1828/35

Artist:

Tucker Porcelain Factory
American, 1826–1838
Philadelphia

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 classical oeuvre. Its shape is characterized as “Grecian” in Tucker pattern books, and the gilded bands and vibrantly enameled swags of polychrome flowers and tassels are exemplary 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

c. 1828–1835

Medium

Porcelain

Inscriptions

Script n incised into glaze on base.

Dimensions

H.: 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior acquisition of Louise Lutz

Reference Number

2002.279

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