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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Stoneware
DATES 1841–1846
DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (26 x 20 x 16.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on collar below spout: "B.C. MILBURN / ALEX.A" and impressed below on body: "1"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Arthur W. Clement
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Salt-glazed stoneware pitcher; gray ground accented with blue glaze. Cylindrical body tapers in at collar to narrow offset cylindrical neck with flared lip and pulled, short spout. Strap handle attached to side of neck and body, below collar. Leaf and vine decorations painted in blue glaze around neck and shoulder; joins of handle accented in blue glaze. CONDITION: Good; spots and holes in glaze (firing imperfections); few large and small chips around base.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Benedick C. Milburn. Pitcher, 1841–1846. Stoneware, 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (26 x 20 x 16.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arthur W. Clement, 47.1.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.1.8.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 47.1.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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