Urn, Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration, gold, painted with views of New York City, French

Urn

Date:
ca. 1831–35
Geography:
Made in France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration, gold, painted with views of New York City
Dimensions:
H. 13 in. (33 cm); Diam. 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.165.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 731
One of a pair of vases that feature two views of New York City copied from a portfolio of prints entitled "Views in New York and Its Environs" (1831–34). This vase depicts "Broadway from the Park," with some of lower Broadway's notable buildings, including St. Paul's Chapel and P. T. Barnum's American Museum. In an unusual departure, the other (38.165.36), is decorated with a building interior, that of the Merchant's Exchange on Wall Street, the center of commerce in what was quickly becoming the country's major commercial center.
#4540. Urn
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R. T. Haines Halsey, New York, until 1938