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Gold- and polychrome-painted white porcelain vase holding a tall bouquet of silk fabric flowers, including roses, chrysanthemums, and bachelor's buttons or cornflowers, accented with silk leaves and fruits (probably colored-wax covered glass baubles). Covered by a clear colorless glass dome or shade with a gilt band along its bottom edge that fits on a circular wood base with three flattened ball feet. No marks. One of a pair, DL*68.0483-.0484.
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Object Name
date made
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
silk fabric (flowers, leaves material)
glass (fruits, shade material)
wax (fruits material)
paint (flowers, leaves, fruits material)
wire (stems material)
porcelain (vase material)
gold (gilding on shade and vase material)
wood (base material)
overall: 18 3/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 46.6725 cm x 20.6375 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of August Mencken
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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