Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955
14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm) (show scale)
On bottom, printed in black: "POPPYTRAIL / BY / METLOX / MADE IN CALIFORNIA"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Glazed earthenware, white body with gray flecks, thick-walled. Organic, ovoid body rises into long, attenuated neck with narrow diagonally cut spout. Oval opening cut above mid-point with molded, C-shaped handle below. Horizontal band of transfer-printed decoration around lower body consisting of dark gray ribbon pattern superimposed on light gray band of elongated oval shapes.
Condition: Very good; some loss of pigment in ribbon decoration on outside of pitcher opposite handle.
(of shape) Frank Irwin (American, 20th century). Pitcher, Poppytrail Line, Freeform Shape, California Aztec Pattern, shape introduced 1954; design introduced 1955. Glazed earthenware, 14 3/8 x 8 x 5in. (36.5 x 20.3 x 12.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 2002.17.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.17.1_bw.jpg)
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