Washbowl and pitcher
Bowl: 4 1/2 x 13 in. ( 11.4 x 33 cm ) Pitcher: 11 x 7 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 18.4 x 16.5 cm )
impressed: in oval on base on each: "UNITED STATES/POTTERY CO./BENNINGTON, Vt"
Molded scroddeled ware with veins of brown and blue in whitish clay body; twelve-sided, footed bowl with molded zig-zag patterned border and octagonal, footed pitcher with high spout; scrolling handle and impressed zig-zag or diamond motifs on panels.
The United States Pottery Company (1847 - 1858) produced ornamental objects including yellow ware with Rockingham and flint enamel glazes, agate and granite wares, porcelain and parian. Technically innovative, the United States Pottery Company gained national prominence when its wares were featured in the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York City. This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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