After George Cruikshank (British, 1792-1878). <em>Trivet</em>, ca. 1855. Glazed earthenware, 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (1 x 16.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, 2013.37.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2013.37.1_PS11.jpg)


Artist:George Cruikshank

Medium: Glazed earthenware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1855

Dimensions: 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (1 x 16.8 cm)



Accession Number: 2013.37.1

Image: 2013.37.1_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A circular earthenware trivet with a white ground and a central motif transfer-printed in teal ink. The central medallion depicts a bust portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe above a rectangular label inscribed: “Ms. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE/ THE AUTHOR OF/ UNCLE TOM’S CABIN”. Eight characters of the novel stand in an arch around the medallion in various attitudes of respect and reverence, the figure of a girl at the top center holding a halo over the portrait’s head . A whip lies inert in the foreground and the group is surrounded by tall weeds interspersed between the figures. The raised rim along the circumference decorated with a thin teal line. CONDITION: Very good condition.

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