This is a pitcher. It was manufactured by Henry Alcock & Co.. It is dated ca. 1891 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
These ceramic objects are examples of the types of aesthetically sophisticated wares available to those with a modest income. All feature elements of Japanese design vocabulary: cranes, flowering branches, fans, mountainous landscapes, arabesque patterns, medallions, cross-hatched decoration, waves, an asymmetrical arrangement, and more.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 22.8 x 21.8 x 13.2 cm (9 x 8 9/16 x 5 3/16in.)
It has the following markings
On base, partially rubbed: "KENILWO[...] / H. ALC[...] / COBR[...] / ENGL[...]; raised impression: diamond shaped sheild with illegible text; scratched: "30"
Cite this object as
Kenilworth Pitcher; Manufactured by Henry Alcock & Co. (United Kingdom); England; glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration; H x W x D: 22.8 x 21.8 x 13.2 cm (9 x 8 9/16 x 5 3/16in.); Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection; 1999-42-6
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.