Pitcher (USA), ca. 1893–1909
This is a pitcher. It was company: Biloxi Art Pottery and ceramist: George E. Ohr. It is dated ca. 1893–1909 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Though adamantly independent, Ohr, the self-titled “mad potter of Biloxi,” created ceramics in tune with the nature-inspired Art Nouveau style. This pitcher, focused more on form than function, translates the classic shape of a wheel-thrown pitcher into a more organic, expressive vessel thanks to its slumped sides and earth-toned palette.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 10.2 x 19.4 x 11.7 cm (4 x 7 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.)
It has the following markings
Incised underglaze: "G E Ohr" in script
Cite this object as
Pitcher (USA), ca. 1893–1909; Company: Biloxi Art Pottery (United States); glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 10.2 x 19.4 x 11.7 cm (4 x 7 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-36
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.