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Ewer

A work made of earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

1886/90

Artist:

Edward Lycett
American, born England, 1833–1910
Faience Manufacturing Company
American, 1881–1892
Brooklyn, New York

About this artwork

In 1884 Brooklyn’s Faience Manufacturing Company hired English ceramist Edward Lycett to revitalize its commercially stagnant wares. The decorative scene of a chicken and rooster strutting among raspberry vines on a bright blue background recalls Chinese ceramics, as well as the work of French artist-potter Théodore Deck, in the polychromatic, overglazed decoration with multiple textures. Lycett transformed the artistic identity of the firm by experimenting with clay bodies and glazes, creating works on a monumental scale, and refining designs based on the Aesthetic movement—a combination of Japanese, Chinese, and Near Eastern motifs.

Status

On View, Gallery 177

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Edward Lycett

Title

Ewer

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

c. 1886–1890

Medium

Earthenware

Inscriptions

Marked: "FMCo" monogram; stamped: "R. A. ELLISON / 534 LA GUARDIA PL / NY, NY 10012" (in ink, on base)

Dimensions

56.5 × 22.9 × 22.9 cm (22 1/4 × 9 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

2014.3

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