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Cruet and Stopper, "Town and Country" Pattern

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware, cork
DATES ca. 1942–1943
DIMENSIONS 5 1/4 × 4 × 4 5/8 in. (13.3 × 10.2 × 11.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptiond
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Town and Country" pattern, one of a pair; earthenware with brown-black metallic glaze, slightly mottled high luster finish. (a) Cruet: teardrop shape, bulbous, hollow body with flat underside rises in diagonal, asymmetrical curve to slender neck. (b) Stopper: earthenware cylindrical flat top, tapers to cylindrical shaft to fit neck opening of cruet, shaft covered with glued-on cork. CONDITION - Very good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 4th Floor
CAPTION Eva Zeisel (American, born Hungary, 1906–2011). Cruet and Stopper, "Town and Country" Pattern, ca. 1942–1943. Earthenware, cork, 5 1/4 × 4 × 4 5/8 in. (13.3 × 10.2 × 11.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter , 1992.98.9a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1992.98.9a-b_1992.98.10a-b_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 1992.98.9a-b_1992.98.10a-b_bw.jpg.
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