Vase, Probably decorated by Thomas Tucker (1812–1890), Porcelain, American

Vase

Decorator:
Probably decorated by Thomas Tucker (1812–1890)
Manufacturer:
Tucker Factory (1826–1838)
Date:
1828–38
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.362.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 705
This pair (see also 1992.362.2) of ornamental vases recalls the popular French form in their classical ovoid shape and gilded caryatid handles. The finely painted views, in this case of European landscapes, were probably derived from prints or travel books of the time.
Private Collection, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania