Vase

Maker: Faience Manufacturing Company (American, New York, 1881–1892)

Date: 1886–90

Geography: Made in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Porcelain

Dimensions: H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Diam. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: The Florence I. Balasny-Barnes Collection, Gift of Florence I. Balasny-Barnes, in memory of her parents, Elizabeth C. and Joseph Balasny, 1991

Accession Number: 1991.370.15

Description

An exquisite porcelain vase of Chinese derivation with sponged enamel leaves, raised gold-paste tendrils, and applied red jewels on a gilt pink luster ground contrasts with the Faience Manufacturing Company's monumental vessels and demonstrates that the firm was equally adept at making petite objects for cabinet display.

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