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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1876
DIMENSIONS 10 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (27.3 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm) Diameter at top: 4 in. (10.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on base in black: head of an eagle with "S" in beak
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain vase, vitreous glaze, with polychrome and gilded decoration. Cylinder shape that tapers toward top, slightly molded lip; supported on three feet, each in the form of a lizard biting a monkey applied along the side of the vase. Body has rust ground with geometric patterned bands in black and white around top and bottom edge; around neck, spray of flowers within triangular registers; on body between feet, two white panels stacked vertically containing different flowers; gilded band around lip and around base. CONDITION: Good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Vase, ca. 1876. Porcelain, 10 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (27.3 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.45_view1_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.45_view1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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