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Ellen Paul Denker
Parian Porcelain Statuary: American Sculptors and the Introduction of Art in American Ceramics

Ceramics in America 2002

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  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    Ovington’s China Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York, ca. 1875. (Courtesy, Susan Myers.) Note the display of parian in the window at right.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    The Greek Slave, Minton and Co., Staffordshire, England, 1849. Parian. H. 14 1/2". (Courtesy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III, 1983.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Figure of a poodle, attributed to United States Pottery Company, Bennington, Vermont, 1849–1858. Parian. H. 8 3/4". (Private collection; photo, Jay Lewis.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Bust of Christopher Webber Fenton, United States Pottery Company, Bennington, Vermont, ca. 1853. Parian. H. 14 9/16". (Collections of Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont.)

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Illustration of the United States Pottery Company exhibit from Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, 1853. (Courtesy, Mr. and Mrs. J. Garrison Stradling.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Daniel Webster, Thomas Ball, Boston, 1853. Parian. H. 25". (Courtesy, Chicago Historical Society.) www.chicagohs.org

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Governor Andrew of Massachusetts, designed by Martin Milmore, published by Jones, McDuffee and Stratton, Boston 1860–1865. Parian. H. 21". (Courtesy, Mr. and Mrs. J. Garrison Stradling.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Wounded to the Rear: One More Shot, John Rogers, New York. ca. 1864. Parian. H. 18 3/4". (Courtesy, Strong Museum, Rochester, New York © 2002.)

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Joe’s Farewell: Dolly Varden and Joe Willett, Daniel Chester French, copyrighted by Clark, Plympton & Company and made by Robinson & Leadbeater, 1871–1874. Parian. H. 9 3/4". (Courtesy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Charles Beekman Bull in memory of her mother, Alice Hawke Reimer, 1957.)

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Young Columbus, copyright applied for H. F. Libby, Jones, McDuffee & Stratton, ca. 1878. Parian. H. 15 1/2". (Private collection; photo, Jay Lewis.)

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Baseball Vase, designed and modeled by Issac Broome, Ott & Brewer, Trenton, New Jersey, 1875–1876. Parian. H. 38 3/4". (Courtesy, Detroit Historical Museum.)

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Photograph of the Ott & Brewer display at the American Institute Fair, New York City, 1877. (Private collection.)

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Broadside, Ott & Brewer’s Eutria Pottery Works, Trenton, New Jersey, ca. 1876. (Collection of David and Barbara Goldberg.)

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Bust of Elaine, Lenox China, Trenton, New Jersey, 1914. Parian. H. 14 3/4". (Private collection; photo, Jay Lewis.) This bust, which appeared in the Ott & Brewer display illustrated in fig. 12, was designed and modeled by Issac Broome in 1876 and recast by him at Lenox in 1914.

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Figure of a Catcher, modeled by Issac Broome, Ott & Brewer, Trenton, New Jersey, 1875–1876. Parian. H. 14 7/8". (Private collection.)

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    The Blacksmith, Karl Mueller, Union Porcelain Works, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, ca. 1876. Parian. H. 12". (Courtesy, Brooklyn Museum; photo, Schecter Lee.

  • Figure 17
    Figure 17

    Charles Sumner, modeled by J. D. Parry, James Carr’s New York City Pottery, 1874. Parian. H. 13". (Collection of the Newark Museum, Gift of Miss Sara Carr, 1924.)

  • Figure 18
    Figure 18

    Meeting of Jacob and Rachel, modeling attributed to J. D. Parry, James Carr’s New York City Pottery, 1876. Parian. H. 22". (Collection of the Newark Museum, Gift of Miss Sara Carr, 1924.)

  • Figure 19
    Figure 19

    Bust of James Carr, modeled by W. H. Edge, James Carr’s New York City Pottery, ca. 1876. Parian. H. 21 3/8". (Collection of the Newark Museum, Gift of Miss M. E. Clark, 1924.)

  • Figure 20
    Figure 20

    Bust of Ulysses S. Grant, designed and modeled by W. H. Edge, James Carr’s New York City Pottery, 1876. Parian. H. 18 9/16". (Courtesy, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1968; photo, Schecter Lee.)