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Garniture of three vases

Garniture of three vases

ca. 1828-38

Tucker Factory


This rare American garniture of vases essentially represented two complete sets-placed on the mantelpiece the owner could show romantic, sepia-toned landscapes and then turn the vases to feature colorful floral bouquets. They were produced by Tucker, the first successful porcelain factory in America, at a time when the United States was looking to France's new republic with admiration. American artists adopted the classically clean lines, symmetry and restrained gilding of French porcelain.
Porcelain, polychrome decoration, and gilding
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Gift of Ruth J. Nutt
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

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