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Neoclassical vase (one of a pair)

Date:
1780–85
Culture:
French
Medium:
Pine, marbleized and carved
Dimensions:
Height: 36 3/4 in. (93.3 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.13a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 545
One of a pair (see 07.225.13b), this ornamental vase on its marbleized stand can be seen in historic photographs of Georges Hoentschel’s showroom in Paris. The inscription and accession number on the pedestal were added after J. Pierpont Morgan gave the Hoentschel collection to the Metropolitan Museum.
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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