Garniture

Garniture

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Description
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 that fits on a circular wood base with three flattened ball feet. No marks. One of a pair, DL*68.0483-.0484.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
garniture
date made
1850-1900
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 vase material)
wood (base material)
Measurements
overall: 19 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 49.53 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
DL.68.0484
catalog number
68.0484
accession number
274913
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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