Karl L. H. Mueller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). <em>Century Vase</em>, 1876. Porcelain, Height: 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Carll and Franklin Chace, in memory of their mother, Pastora Forest Smith Chace, daughter of Thomas Carll Smith, the founder of the Union Porcelain Works, 43.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.25_SL1.jpg)

Century Vase

Artist:Karl L. H. MuellerUnion Porcelain Works

Medium: Porcelain

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Dimensions: Height: 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm) Diameter of base: 10 in. (25.4 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 43.25

Image: 43.25_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Vase, hard paste porcelain, upper section elaborately decorated with banding of blue thunderbolts, eagles and stars superimposed in gold. The handles are bison heads. Middle section with portrait medallions on one side the sewing machine, steam boat, planter, planter and reaper, opposite side has relief of Washington in white with two medallions of the Union Porcelain Works and a factory on the other side, a gold band with animal heads separates middle section from the lower section which has designs in white relief, depicting Indians, a revolutionary soldier, and the Boston Tea Party. Condition: Good

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