On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
In the mid-nineteenth century, Charles Cartlidge & Company was the foremost pottery in Brooklyn. At the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York, Cartlidge received a “first premium” for his large range of porcelains, such as the large Rococo-style pitcher seen here. His specialty and greatest achievement was Parian ware figures of great refinement and scale. Few are known to survive.
10 x 12 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (25.4 x 30.8 x 21.9 cm) (show scale)
In gilt lettering in script, "Lott." on one side of pitcher and "And / Murphy" on the other.
In gilt lettering in top register of molded shield below spout, "VANDERBILT"
Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
Porcelain pitcher, white body with vitreous glaze and gilt accents. Body rises from round base, swells in center, tapers slightly around neck, and then continues to wide opening at top. One side of top edge extends into a wide arched spout. Opposing attached looped handle is molded with irregular bumps (resemble a tree branch) and has gilt accents. Sides of pitcher contain plain register with inscriptions in gilt lettering (in script, "Lott." on one side, "And / Murphy" on the other); registers surrounded by molded oak leaves and acorns accented in gilt. Below spout, there is a molded design with gilt accents of, from top to bottom: an eagle with spread wings (wings follow the curved contour of the spout) standing atop a shield, and an anchor intertwined with rope. The shield contains the gilt inscription "VANDERBILT" in the top register and the bottom register has alternating stripes with gilt. The molded rope is painted with brown glaze. Gilt band around top and bottom edge of pitcher.
CONDITION: Good; overall crazed glaze and losses to gilt.
Charles Cartlidge & Co. (1848-1856). Pitcher, 1854-1856. Porcelain, 10 x 12 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (25.4 x 30.8 x 21.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1995.108.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.108.2_reference_SL3.jpg)
overall, 1995.108.2_reference_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.