Image features a conical pitcher, molded to resemble a tree trunk, the handle in the form of a gnarled branch. Body glazed with a light blue ground decorated with brown branches bearing white and yellow blossoms. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Spring Blossoms: Eastern Beauty Inspires Western Art
Searching through the collection, looking for something different to write about, I came across this lovely ceramic pitcher which features an exterior molded to resemble a tree trunk, branches with blossoms, and a gnarled branch handle. It captured my interest because its motif and colors are particularly evocative of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, The Almond...
Lovely Rituals
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Cooper Hewitt is dedicating select Object of the Day entries to works that celebrate women in our collection. We believe that this Italian Amorino Plate (also known as a coppa) dates from ca. 1600. The cupid (or putto) painted in the center of the plate, which is a shallow bowl,...