William T. Copeland & Sons. <em>Vase</em>, ca. 1875. Glazed earthenware, 9 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (23.2 x 21.9 x 21.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 2003.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.8.jpg)


Artist:William T. Copeland & SonsJ.M. Shaw & Company

Medium: Glazed earthenware

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1875

Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (23.2 x 21.9 x 21.9 cm) Diameter of base: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)


Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H28, 6C

Accession Number: 2003.8

Image: 2003.8.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Glazed earthenware vase, cream colored. Molded body formed by three frontally placed eagles standing on a round base; tops of eagles' heads form spouts. Three molded handles around body between eagles; each handle in form of a pair of upright crossed spears angling outward from base and a swag of drapery with molded stripes that extends from shoulders of eagles to spears. Small shield on each pair of spears with molded inscriptions: (1) "1876 / CENTENNIAL / MEMORIAL"; (2) "WASHINGTON / FATHER / OF / OUR COUNTRY"; and (3) "1776 / DECLARATION / OF / INDEPENDENCE." Condition: Good; some manufacturing imperfections in glaze; few minor chips around edge of base.

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