Karl Kurt Müller Auction Price Results
Lot 403: UNION PORCELAIN WORKS PITCHER, DESIGNED BY KARL L.H. MULLER, GREENPOINT (BROOKLYN), NEW YORK, CIRCA 1876.
Auction Date: Mar 22, 2015
Estimate: $900 - $1,500
Description: Molded on one side with King Gambrinus offering a glass of lager to Brother Jonathan, a goat jumping on top of the keg molded on the end with the factory initials "U.P.W.," on the other side with Bill Nye and the "Heathen Chinee" Ah Sin, all on a pale blue ground, the spout molded as the head of a sea lion and the handle a polar bear. Height 9 5/8 inches.Literature: The history and stylistic characteristics of this pitcher, as well as two versions of this model, are discussed and illustrated in Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, "American Porcelain 1770-1920," pp. 182-184, cat. n. 61.
Location: Portsmouth, NH, US
Auction House: Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians