Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). <em>Statuette of Blacksmith</em>, ca. 1876. Unglazed porcelain, 12 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (30.5 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.55. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.55_threequarter_SL1.jpg)

Statuette of Blacksmith

Artist:Union Porcelain WorksKarl L. H. Müller

Medium: Unglazed porcelain

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1876

Dimensions: 12 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (30.5 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm)


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


Accession Number: 68.87.55

Image: 68.87.55_threequarter_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Unglazed white porcelain figure of a naturalistically rendered blacksmith. Bearded man, standing, raises a pipe to his mouth with proper left hand and has proper right hand raised over head (hole through right hand, perhaps held a tool or something for lighting pipe); he wears hat, short-sleeved shirt, and an apron tied around his waist; he leans against a block supporting an anvil over which is his smock or coat; standing on a disk base with hammer, horseshoe, and pinchers at his feet. Condition: Fair; hairline cracks throughout, dirt in crevasses, and chips in brim of hat, bottom of apron, and around base.

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