About this artwork
The Tucker family was one of the first American firms to produce porcelain, and it also was the first to create wares that successfully competed with imported French porcelain. This pitcher not only attests to the technical achievements accomplished in American ceramics at the beginning of the 19th century, but it also demonstrates the company’s classical oeuvre. Its shape is characterized as “Grecian” in Tucker pattern books, and the gilded bands and vibrantly enameled swags of polychrome flowers and tassels are exemplary of contemporary neoclassical design.
- On View, Gallery 172
- Arts of the Americas
- Tucker Porcelain Factory (Manufacturer)
- Philadelphia (Object made in)
- c. 1828–1835
- Script n incised into glaze on base.
- H.: 25.4 cm (10 in.)
- Through prior acquisition of Louise Lutz