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1953

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2015

2021

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Potpourri Vases Vases

This is a vases. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1760 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Georgiana L. McClellan. It is credited Bequest of Georgiana L. McClellan.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: vase): 20.8 × 15.5 × 13 cm (8 3/16 × 6 1/8 × 5 1/8 in.) H x W x D (b: vase): 20.8 × 16 × 12.5 cm (8 3/16 × 6 5/16 × 4 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of vase a (unglazed): [1] "5", incised [2] "5853" above "y C W", written with pencil (?) [3] a tick, written in pencil Underside of vase b (unglazed) [1] "5", incised [2] "953" (?), written in pencil (very faint) [3] cursive "y P" and "y", written in pencil [4] "3" on label with black border (torn off)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Potpourri Vases Vases; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a: vase): 20.8 × 15.5 × 13 cm (8 3/16 × 6 1/8 × 5 1/8 in.) H x W x D (b: vase): 20.8 × 16 × 12.5 cm (8 3/16 × 6 5/16 × 4 15/16 in.); Bequest of Georgiana L. McClellan; 1953-17-59-a,b

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