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Vase

Maker:
Anthony W. Baecher (1824–1889)
Date:
1880–89
Geography:
Made in Winchester, Virginia, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Sansbury-Mills Fund, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.280
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
A German immigrant considered one of the most accomplished of the Shenandoah Valley potters, Baecher produced this vase in a primitive Rococo-style scheme. Although he repeatedly employed lowrelief pinwheel flowers and sculptural feeding birds as decoration on his hollow ware, archaeological findings reveal that simple storage jars were the mainstay of his production.
Marking: impressed on underside: BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA.
with Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 1979
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