Robineau used tiny molded test pots, like this example, to experiment with new glazes. She was so pleased with this vase that she carved for it a petite porcelain stand and cover, glazed to resemble carved wood or cast metal. Occasionally she offered the test pots for sale, with or without stands and covers.
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (bottom of vase): 68; (bottom of stand): AR / 1923; (inside cover) AR
the designer, Syracuse, N.Y. (1923; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Memorial Exhibition of Porcelain and Stoneware by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, 1865–1929," November 18, 1929–January 19, 1930, no. 64 (as "Small vase").
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Women China Decorators in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 10, 2001–April 14, 2002, no catalogue.
Leslie Gorman. "Inventory of Robineau's Works in Public Collections in the United States." Adelaide Alsop Robineau: Glory in Porcelain. Ed. Peg Weiss. Syracuse, N. Y., 1981, p. 186, no. 266, ill., as "Vase with Cover and Stand," n. d.
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen. American Porcelain: 1770–1920. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 64, fig. 52.