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Description (Brief)
Round hydra-shaped vase with high shoulder. Highly glossy glaze of muted orange and green ground with green leaves and orange berries. Both handles, the rim, and the body are decorated with silver overlay applied in an asymmetrical pattern. The silver was applied by Gorham Manufacturing Co. Decorator: Josephine Ella Zeitel
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Vase
date made
1892
maker
Rookwood Pottery
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic (overall material)
metal, silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/32 in x 4 27/32 in; 10.2235 cm x 12.319 cm
ID Number
CE.74.160
catalog number
74.160
accession number
314609
Credit Line
annonymous
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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