Made by the Faience Manufacturing Company (1881–1892)
New York City
Earthenware, glazed and painted with overglaze polychrome enamels, raised paste decoration; H. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Gift of Brian D. Coleman, 2002 (2002.443)
In 1886, the Faience Manufacturing Company promoted its stylish new wares by publishing advertisements that displayed highly decorative vessels within strong Aesthetic movement designs. Embellished with Asian-inspired asymmetrical pine boughs that flank a central scene of ducks in flight against a moonlit sky, this vase matches the one depicted in the firm's August 1886 advertisement in the Decorator and Furnisher.