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"Modernist" Vase

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
DATES 1928
DIMENSIONS 9 x 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 in. (22.9 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom: "REED & BARTON / [company logo: "R" in shield between eagle and lion] / STERLING"; "990"; "[eagle]"
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved in block capitals on bottom above mark: "1908-1933"; scratched by hand below mark: "3368 / 450X"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.205.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Reed & Barton (American, 1840-present). "Modernist" Vase, 1928. Silver, 9 x 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 in. (22.9 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion, 1994.205.3. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1994.205.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver vase. Undecorated bipartite body. Upper section is cylindrical, tapering inward at midpoint, with wide, flaring, narrow flattened rim. Lower section is U-shaped cup that flares outward at waist of overall body; rests on domed base with single, narrow step at edge. CONDITION: Good, slightly tarnished.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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