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Vase and Cover

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: England
  • DATES before 1889
    DIMENSIONS 11 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. (27.9 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On base of vase: Co. logo printed in brown; printed in brown 'TRADEMARK'; hand-painted in red '1/2256'; applied rectangular, white-paper tag with '6516'. On cover: Co. logo printed in brown; printed in brown 'TRADEMARK'.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.48a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Grainger and Co.. Vase and Cover, before 1889. Porcelain, 11 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. (27.9 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.48a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1999.152.48a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vase (a) and cover (b), ivory-bodied porcelain, reticulated, tapering cylindrical shape; on the front of body an asymmetrical trailing gilded vine beside a tranquil scene of Ely Cathedral hand-painted in muted colors; the reverse painted scene of swallows in flight framed on the top and bottom by reticulated bands and on the sides by elongated pierced handles; the circular foot raised on a chamfered square base; the reticulated cover, dome shaped with applied spire-shaped pierced knop. Condition: Good gilding slightly worn; base re-attached and alignment is off center.
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    Vase and Cover