Vase, One of a Pair, John Adams
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
Depicted on this vase by an unknown French maker is John Adams, the second president of the United States and an ardent supporter of the antislavery movement. Although George Washington and subsequent American presidents utilized slave labor in their households, Adams rejected the practice and instead hired and compensated white and free Black workers for their labor.
Porcelain, overglaze enamel, gilt
17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. (44.5 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
Museum Collection Fund
One of pair of Sevres vases, Empire form, porcelain, gold ground with portrait on one side, conventional design of banding with medallion on opposite side, scroll handles, square base with circle and leaf decoration. Portrait of John Adams seated at table with green curtains in background.
Unknown. Vase, One of a Pair, John Adams, ca. 1826-1830. Porcelain, overglaze enamel, gilt, 17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. (44.5 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 47.19.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.19.1_PS11.jpg)
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