Century Vase

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

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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

2008.96

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furnishings: Household Accessory

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscriptions

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.

Provenance

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

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