Potpourri Jar

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1851-1899

GUSN

GUSN-17343

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

Descriptive Terms

potpourri vases
porcelain
brass (alloy)
Dispenser, Fragrance
Jar, Potpourri
Jar, Potpourri

Inscription

Vincennes mark in blue enamel inside cover.

Maker

Vincennes-Sampson (Maker)

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

10 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mabel Gertrude Mink

Accession Number

1958.13AB