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Object Name Vase
Date 1870-1899
Description Brown majolica vase with handle. White earthenware, shaped like a branched tree trunk, with 2 openings at the top and a handle between them. Brown exterior is textured to resemble tree bark and has applied sculptural decoration of a lavender flower with green leaves on front, a rose on the back, and a yellow bird under the handle. Interior is pink. Overall dimensions 6.25 inches high and 11 inches wide. Probably made in France.
(Keyword: European, Floral)
Acquisition Gift of Helen Cole Barton
Ownership and History This decorative ceramic piece descended in the Barton family, whose 19th-century home is known as the Edwards-Barton House at Historic Richmond Town. A photograph of the interior of the family's parlor in 1899 shows this item displayed on the lower shelf of a small table next to their sofa. The vase was presented to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1963 by Helen Cole Barton (Mrs. Samuel E. Barton).
Earliest Date 1870
Latest Date 1899
Material Ceramic
Subjects Art objects
Lexicon Sub-category Household Accessory
Associated People Barton, Samuel E.
Catalog Number F07.1651
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, November 2014.
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