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Potpourri Jar

Description

Urn shape. Pierced lid with four multi-colored floral sprays. Gilding on pineapple finial and around pirecing. Two gilt bands flanking a band of green leaves around bottom of lid and on base. Jar consists of porcelain base, brass neck and porcelain bowl bolted together. Base has multi-colored floral swags caught with bow knots holding pendent floral wreaths and flower filled baskets. Random flowers and dots. Rim has gilt molded wreath band. Square base bolted to bottom with ring stepped ormolu stem. Floral sprays on top corners of base. Polychrome floral band separates wide gilded band from three narrow gilded bands. Ormolu mount around bottom of base.

Details

Maker
Vincennes-Sampson (Maker)
Date
1851-1899
Inscriptions
Vincennes mark in blue enamel inside cover.
Location of origin
France
Material
brass (alloy)
porcelain
Object type
Household Accessories; Other Household Accessories
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Dispenser, Fragrance
Jar, Potpourri
porcelain
potpourri vases
Dimensions
10 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.13AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mabel Gertrude Mink
GUSN
17343

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