Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). <em>Plant Container or Cache Pot</em>, ca. 1877. Porcelain, 5 7/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.47. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.47_bw.jpg)

Plant Container or Cache Pot

Artist:Union Porcelain Works

Medium: Porcelain

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1877

Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 68.87.47

Image: 68.87.47_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
White porcelain plant container or cache pot with vitreous glaze and applied decorations and gilding. Squat cylinder form; indented band near both top and bottom edge. One side is decorated with different birds and a nest in flowering branches. Opposite side has three panels, each surrounded by thin branches: central panel is star-shaped with scene of field mouse and clams; each side panel is rectangular in shape with a lady in period costume. Gold, black, and red-orange bands around both top and bottom edge. Condition: Good; some losses to paint and gilding.

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