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Ewer Ewer

This is a ewer. It was designed by Pitts Harrison Burt and decorated by Matthew Andrew Daly and manufactured by Rookwood Pottery and Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1894 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is earthenware, glaze, silver overlay. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by William Goodman and Marcia Goodman. It is credited Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 54.6 x 21.3 cm (21 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of ewer: [1] “RP”, impressed with 8 flames (manufacturer’s and date mark; 1894) [2] “MAD”, impressed (decorator’s mark) [3] “496XX”, impressed, “496” (shape number; 1889-), “XX” (size mark)* [4] “W”, impressed, (claybody mark; white clay) * The Shape Record Book notes that number 496 was designed by Pitts Harrison Burt in April 1889; the “The XX” Indicates that this was larger than the normal “A” size.

It is inscribed

on underside rim, silver mount impressed: "999/1000 FINE GORHAM MFG CO." (Faint double hit causes "999" to appear as "888").

Cite this object as

Ewer Ewer; Designed by Pitts Harrison Burt (American, 1837 - 1906); USA (pottery); earthenware, glaze, silver overlay; H x diam.: 54.6 x 21.3 cm (21 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-9

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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