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Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company



Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company
UNITED STATES
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  •  Brooklyn Museum  •  Ongoing
 
 

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833Ė1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycettís talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United Statesí foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company.

Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycettís formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museumís collection.



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