National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Wine Bottle Wine Bottle
Rendered by Al Curry (artist), c. 1938
watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on paper
overall: 45 x 36.3 cm (17 11/16 x 14 5/16 in.)
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Pottery from the Index of American Design
Object 16 of 17

In the nineteenth century, newly developed glazes often appeared on novelty forms. This coachman winebottle, an offshoot of the Toby form, was another design produced by the prolific English potter, Daniel Greatbach, while he was working at Bennington. Here, the fluidity of the Rockingham glaze enhances the cascading folds of the voluminous cloak. Though this piece is in the form of a wine bottle, it was intended also as a household ornament; therefore, its design is predominantly decorative rather than solely utilitarian.

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