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Food ➔ Ceramic Pitcher With Pewter Lid

Identifier:
1995.12.1
Description:
Circular brown salt glaze pitcher with side handle, which joins pitcher body at rear and forms a continuous swirl pattern on either side. Top-mounted ceramic spout is covered by pewter lid which attaches to handle.;ACCEPT. RELEVANCE: Used in a locally prominent setting; good example of 20th Century ceramics. OTHER COLLECTIONS: We have other examples of food service articles used in area dining rooms and clubs, but none from the 'Black and Silver Room.' There may be more pieces available in other city department offices. CORRECTION: IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY CURATOR, CHRIS CARRON FROM HIS RESEARCH, THAT THE PITCHER WAS MOST LIKELY USED IN THE VANDENBERG ROOM OF THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM. SEE ALSO 1995.12.2. NOTE ADDED BY J. LARSEN, ON 5-24-95.CARRON01;'[HILY--S ---MID/K. MERKELBACH/SRENZHAUSEN]'. Stamped on bottom of pitcher.;Used in the 'Vandenberg Room' of the Welsh (Civic) Auditor ium, Grand Rapids.. CARRON01;Used in the 'Vandenberg Room' of the Welsh (Civic) Auditor ium, Grand Rapids.. Used in the 'Vandenberg Room' of the Welsh (Civic) Auditor ium, Grand Rapids..;'Die Sangerschaft Erato i/1. Bundesbruder Parsegh[AG] / 2. frdl. Erg. a.d. 13. 12. 1912.'. On pewter lid. '1729'. Stamped on bottom of pitcher. |
Date:
December 13 1912
Materials:
Ceramic, Pewter
Dimensions:
1" h 10.5" w 8" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of City Of Grand Rapids
Exhibit/Program
Board Room (1994 – 2015)
This display of pottery from all over the world filled the display cases in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's fourth floor Board Room for many years.
Makers/Donors
K Merkelbach

City of Grand Rapids