Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm) (show scale)
On bottom, printed in black:
"UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." in rectangle with apsidal ends.
Another mark, probably eagle head with banner, partially legible.
"2" incised in glaze.
Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
Spittoon, porcelain. Circular, flattened spherical form with wide flaring rim above. White body decorated with a broad black band containing green leaves, brown vines and blue and yellow blossoms around mid-point and a similar band with pink and yellow blossoms on interior of rim; these bands are flanked by gold lines.
CONDITION - Some wear and scratches to painted decoration, especially to gold lines at rim.
Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Spittoon, ca, 1885. Porcelain, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1995.150.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1995.150.1_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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