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Potpourri jar

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Glazed earthenware potpuorri jar with deep blue, beige, and brown painted decoration, as well as raised stylized chrysanthemums in gilt on its midsection and distinctive aesthetic sgraffito on its azure base. The reticulated domed cover and the solid inner lid also with gilt decoration.

Marks

Marked in turquoise "FMC" conjoined, impressed with "408," and "93" in gilt.

Provenance

Early history unknown, although it was retailed by A. Stowell & Co. of Boston; purchased from Associated Artists, LCC, Southport, Connecticut, 2007.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the James Parker Charitable Trust

1884–87

Object Place

Brooklyn, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 19.1 x 12.7 cm (7 1/2 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

2007.103

Medium or Technique

Glazed earthenware with gilt

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware