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Vase, One of a Pair, Thomas Jefferson

Decorative Arts

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Porcelain, overglaze enamel, gilt
  • Possible place made: France
  • Possible place made: Italy
DATES 1828-1830
DIMENSIONS 17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. (44.5 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Unknown. Vase, One of a Pair, Thomas Jefferson, 1828-1830. 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, 47.19.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.19.2_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 47.19.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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 Thomas Jefferson seated at a table with books and profile bust of Benjamin Franklin. Condition: Good
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