Century Vase

Karl L. H. Müller, American (born Germany), 1820 - 1887
Union Porcelain Works, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, active 1863 - about 1922


about 1876-1877

Porcelain, with bisque and glazed surfaces

Overall: 12 5/8 × 10 1/16 in. (32 × 25.5 cm)

Rim: 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Furnishings: Household Accessory

Research Area

Decorative Arts

On view


Impressed on bottom, on applied molded disk: UPW / [eagle's head with S in beak] / incised with what is likely potter's mark on bottom: N; impressed, on side (into tree stump, in historical vignette of man seated on stump outside cabin and holding ax): U.P.W.; gummed label on bottom, with typed dealer's inventory number: FAPG15148D

Course History

WRIT 5, America's Founding Fathers: Why They Still Matter, Marlene Heck, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

Historical Imaginary, Luise and Morton Kaish Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 17, 2022-November 12, 2023.


Private collection, since the early 1990's; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2008.

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