Plate from “Our America” series

Classification: 
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Description: 
Cream-colored circular plate transfer-printed in brown with bird’s-eye view of lower Manhattan; rim decorated with stars on brown ground. Printed on reverse: “ ‘Our America’ / Designed by / Rockwell Kent / VERNON KILNS / Made in U.S.A.”
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase
Object Number: 
2013.7
Gallery Label: 
In 1939, the New York painter and illustrator Rockwell Kent designed a line of tableware for the California manufacturer Vernon Kilns called “Our America.” Its simple forms were decorated with transfers of wood engravings depicting American scenes from Manhattan to the Great Lakes to a Florida lagoon, many of them depicting laborers at work. The forms were printed in red, blue, or brown on a cream colored ground, and each of the pieces was rimmed with stars on a dark ground. Kent’s designs for the set captured American innocence, bravado, and patriotism just prior to nation’s entry into World War II. This example depicts a bird’s-eye view of lower Manhattan looking east from the Hudson River. With its soaring skyscrapers and jutting piers, Manhattan appears as a hub of commercial activity. Also visible is the Battery, including Castle Garden, and the site that, several decades later, would be dominated by the World Trade Center.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1939
eMuseum Object ID: 
69334
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Platter

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1939
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 × 9 1/2 in. (35.6 × 24.1 cm)
Description: 
Off-white, porcelain, oval platter bearing the ship name Norness, in red. German mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John and Carla Chatterton
Object Number: 
2013.1
Gallery Label: 
The platter was discovered by deep sea diver John Chatterton in the wreck of the USS Norness, a merchant ship torpedoed about 60 miles SE off Montauk, Long Island in January 1942.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1944
eMuseum Object ID: 
69294
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Jar

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1805-1833
Medium: 
Salt-glazed stoneware; Albany slip-glazed interior
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm)
Description: 
Ovoid jar with rolled "ear" handles, undecorated body; maker's mark "CUSHMANs" stamped across the front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Paul Cushman
Object Number: 
2012.8
Gallery Label: 
The enterprising potter Paul Cushman (1767-1833) was Albany's leading stoneware manufacturer during the early nineteenth century. Though his surviving pots are often minimally embellished and sometimes ungainly, he also left a body of creatively decorated and marked vessels.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
68200
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Commemorative plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1883
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (2.5 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm)
Description: 
Porcelain commemorative plate with a raised Art Nouveau rim design and glazed color transfer commemorating the opening of "BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK" showing the bridge, East River traffic and the city from Manhattan.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.51
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1883
eMuseum Object ID: 
66928
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Commemorative plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1883
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (2.2 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Description: 
White opaque glass commemorative plate with reticulated ring, American flag silk ribbon and bow threaded through rim, commemorating the opening of "THE GREATER NEW YORK BRIDGE," Printed with scene of Brooklyn Bridge, East River traffic and buildings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.50
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1883
eMuseum Object ID: 
66927
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"The Bottle Has Done Its Work - It Has Destroyed the Infant & the Mother. It Has Brought the Son and the Daughter to Vice and to the Streets, and Has Left the Father a Hopeless Maniac."

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Description: 
Eighth plate out of set of eight earthenware (pearlware) plastes with flower molded rim, red-painted stripe on rim, and brown transfer-printed scene at center with hand-painted highlights. Based on a series of prints, "The Bottle," by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), published by D. Bogue, London, 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.16.14h
Gallery Label: 
The eight plates of "The Bottle" feature a morality tale advocating temperance. The plates are based on prints by George Cruikshank, a caricaturist adn illustrator. "The Bottle" follows the story of a father's descent into alcoholism and the subsequent destruction of his family. The series was hugely popular in London and was also exported to the United States.
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
66252
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"The Husband in a State of Furious Drunkenness Kills His Wife with the Instrument of All Their Misery."

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Description: 
Seventh plate out of set of eight earthenware (pearlware) plastes with flower molded rim, red-painted stripe on rim, and brown transfer-printed scene at center with hand-painted highlights. Based on a series of prints, "The Bottle," by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), published by D. Bogue, London, 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.16.14g
Gallery Label: 
The eight plates of "The Bottle" feature a morality tale advocating temperance. The plates are based on prints by George Cruikshank, a caricaturist and illustrator. "The Bottle" follows the story of a father's descent into alcoholism and the subsequent destruction of his family.
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
66251
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Fearful Quarrels, and Brutal Violence Are the Natural Consequences of the Frequent Use of the Bottle."

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Description: 
Sixth plate out of set of eight earthenware (pearlware) plastes with flower molded rim, red-painted stripe on rim, and brown transfer-printed scene at center with hand-painted highlights. Based on a series of prints, "The Bottle," by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), published by D. Bogue, London, 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.16.14f
Gallery Label: 
The eight plates of "The Bottle" feature a morality tale advocating temperance. The plates are based on prints by George Cruikshank, a caricaturist and illustrator. "The Bottle" follows the story of a father's descent into alcoholism and the subsequent destruction of his family. The series was hugely popular in London and was also exported to the United States.
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
66250
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Cold Misery & Want Destroy Their Youngest Child. They Console Themselves with the Bottle."

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Description: 
Fifth plate out of set of eight earthenware (pearlware) plastes with flower molded rim, red-painted stripe on rim, and brown transfer-printed scene at center with hand-painted highlights. Based on a series of prints, "The Bottle," by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), published by D. Bogue, London, 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.16.14e
Gallery Label: 
The eight plates of "The Bottle" feature a morality tale advocating temperance. The plates are based on prints by George Cruikshank, a caricaturist and illustrator. "The Bottle" follows the story of a father's descent into alcoholism and the subsequent destruction of his family. The series was hugely popular in London and was also exported to the United States.
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
66249
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Unable to Obtain Employment, They Are Driven by Poverty into the Streets to Beg and by [illeg.] Means They Still Supply the Bottle."

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Description: 
Fourth plate out of set of eight earthenware (pearlware) plastes with flower molded rim, red-painted stripe on rim, and brown transfer-printed scene at center with hand-painted highlights. Based on a series of prints, "The Bottle," by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), published by D. Bogue, London, 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.16.14d
Gallery Label: 
The eight plates of "The Bottle" feature a morality tale advocating temperance. The plates are based on prints by George Cruikshank, a caricaturist and illustrator. "The Bottle" follows the story of a father's descent into alcoholism and the subsequent destruction of his family. The series was hugely popular in London and was also exported to the United States.
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
66248
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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