Manufactured by Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922)
Made in Brooklyn, New York, United States
H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Chace, 1969
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 736
Nationalistic motifs embellish this pair (see 69.194.2) of vases designed by sculptor Karl Müller in honor of America’s 1876 Centennial. Native American plants decorate the body and North American bison heads serve as handles. A profile portrait of George Washington embellishes each side, and the six biscuit relief panels around the base each depict scenes from American history – among them a minuteman with his cannon, William Penn signing a treaty with Native Americans, and the Boston Tea Party.
Marking: impressed: UPW; impressed on underside of base: [wavy line]
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin M. Chace, Easthampton, New York, until 1969