Covered Vase

Faience Manufacturing Company American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 741

Through its form and decoration, this vase, like many of the Faience Manufacturing Company's objects made after 1886, illustrates the Near and Far Eastern, as well as English, influence on late nineteenth-century American ceramics. Rising from a bulbous body, the long neck with domed cover recalls an Islamic minaret. Botanical motifs depicted on Japanese ceramics inspired the lavender and sepia wisteria enriched with raised gold paste that trails over the shoulder of the vase and down its sloping sides.

Covered Vase, Faience Manufacturing Company (American, Greenpoint, New York, 1881–1892), Earthenware, American

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