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MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Derby, England
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (27 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Underside of base. At center, transfer printed in red: [Co. logo]; impressed at center 'B'; at outer edge, in red paint: '531/2532/[painters mark]'; impressed at outer edge: '531' and in purple paint 'h'; applied rectangular paper sticker, written in black ink: "2598".
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.262
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Derby Crown Porcelain Co. LTD.. Vase, ca. 1885. Porcelain, 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (27 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.262. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.152.262_view2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tall, wide vase in cream glaze with gilt decoration. Tall neck with flared rim and raised palmette and bell flower pattern descending down neck and over shoulders of vase, highlighted in gold. Round wide body with decoration on both sides of main body of large dark purple/blue plums with gold leaves and tendrils, with several small gold colored butterflies in flight. Long, wide, outward flaring reticulated handles in gold, extending the length of the main body; small, flat, domed foot with thin gold band.
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