Newcomb Mug

Newcomb Mug

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Description (Brief)
Generous sized mug slightly tapering into the center resulting in a mouth smaller than the base. Applied handle tapering in at the top mirroring the angle of the mug. Buff colored earthenware body which shows through the decoration on the band at bottom. Band decoration consists of stylized and repeated floral pattern composed of pointed green leaves and blue flowers. Double incised lines at mug rim and outlining the bottom band. Remainder of mug is glazed in a striated dark blue glaze. Decoration is under a glossy glaze. Decorated by Henrietta Davidson Bailey, signed.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Mug
date made
c. 1913
c. 1903-1905
maker
Newcomb Pottery
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Physical Description
black (overall color)
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 27/32 in x 4 1/2 in; 14.859 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
CE.379577
catalog number
379577
accession number
150313
Credit Line
Marcus Benjamin Collection
subject
Art Pottery
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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