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"Elaine" from a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1876
Isaac Broome

Ott and Brewer

Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
Slip-cast parian porcelain, H: 14.5 in, W: 9.5 in, D: 8 in
Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 2011  2011.12.6
On View
on the back, incised. In the central diagonal swirl is "Tennysoniana" and ELAINE in very large block letters shaded with horizontal hatching.

Impressed to look incised: On the back upper right shoulder is "BROOME. Sculp / 1876"; on the back of the base at the bottom is a molded incised-looking "OTT & BREWER / MANUFACTURES. / TRENTON NJ, Copyrighted" [note, NOT manufacturers; the misspelling is consistent over other pieces]

Exhibition History:
"Hot, Hotter, Hottest: 300 Years of New Jersey Ceramics", Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (October 21, 2016 - ongoing).

Keywords: American Pottery, Ceramic, Porcelain, Parian ware, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Woman, Poetry, Bust