"Niagara Falls" Pitcher
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Imagining the New Nation’s Landscape, 1800–1880
This evocative pitcher, which illusionistically depicts the rushing water of Niagara Falls, is a rare example of an American ceramic maker responding to the consumer demand for depictions of the natural wonders of the New World.
Height: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Diameter of base: 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm) (show scale)
Scroll shield enclosing "United States Potter Co. Bennington, Vermont"
Gift of Arthur W. Clement
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United States Pottery Company. "Niagara Falls" Pitcher, ca. 1855. Porcelain, Height: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arthur W. Clement, 43.128.56. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.128.56_bw.jpg)
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White porcelain pitcher with Niagara Falls design, oval shaped base, slightly crimped mouth, sides of pitcher designed in relief to represent water falling over rocks, design under spout of trees and rocks, rustic handle.
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