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).
|Lexicon Sub-category||Household Accessory|
Barton, Samuel E.
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, November 2014.|
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