Vase

Vase
Title
Vase
Date 
ca. 1886
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. ( 61.3 x 30.8 cm )
Description 
Tall beaker vase with flaring rim and slightly flaring base. Exterior covered in blue enamel. Decorated with orange and white enamel and gilding with white bands of orange and white abstract flowers with scroling tendrils. Border around foot consists of three-tiered gilded roundels and vertical domed rectangles. Interior decoration of detailed gold scrollwork with tassel border on white ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Charles C. Paulding
Object Number 
1946.6a
Marks 
printed: in blue on bottom in oval :"S83" printed: in red on bottom in circle :"RF" at center; "DELORE A SEVRES/86"
Gallery Label 
This vase is one of several manufactured at Sèvres in 1886 for presentation to various New Yorkers as tokens of appreciation for their participation in the ceremonies surrounding the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty. Chauncy M. Depew (1834-1928), who delivered an oration at the unveiling, received this vase from the French government. This vase is referred to in the Sèvres registry books as "Vase Cornet de o, 60m. fond bleu decor email...400 (francs)."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group