Rangoon Teapot, ca. 1878–85
This is a teapot. It was manufactured by Francis J. Emery. It is dated ca. 1878–85 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
These ceramic objects are examples of the types of aesthetically sophisticated wares available to those with a modest income. All feature elements of Japanese design vocabulary: cranes, flowering branches, fans, mountainous landscapes, arabesque patterns, medallions, cross-hatched decoration, waves, an asymmetrical arrangement, and more.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D (a,b: overall): 18.5 x 23.6 x 10 cm (7 5/16 x 9 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On base (a): "RANGOON" in rectangle / "EMERY [circular shape] BURSLEM / ENGLAND"
Cite this object as
Rangoon Teapot, ca. 1878–85; Manufactured by Francis J. Emery ; England; glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 18.5 x 23.6 x 10 cm (7 5/16 x 9 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection; 1999-42-4-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.