National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Milk Pan Milk Pan
Rendered by John Tarantino (artist), probably 1940
watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil on paperboard
overall: 30 x 37.7 cm (11 13/16 x 14 13/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 3" High 6 1/4" Dia(top-through lip) 6" Dia(base)
Index of American Design
1943.8.7021
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From the Tour: Pottery from the Index of American Design
Object 9 of 17

After about 1825, the simple, straightforward, functional forms of stoneware were enlivened by exuberantly painted decoration. Freehand designs in cobalt blue display new freedom and fluidity as seen in the broad, bold brushstrokes on this milk pan. The clarity and vigor of the floral design aptly complement the clean, fluid shape of the pot.

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