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Beaker vase

Object Name: Vase
Date: 1886
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Medium: Porcelain, gilding, overglaze enamels
Dimensions: Overall: 24 1/8 in. × 12 1/8 in. (61.3 × 30.8 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Sevres
Description: Tall beaker vase with flaring rim and slightly flaring base. Exterior covered in blue enamel. Decorated with orange and white enamel and gilding with white bands of orange and white abstract flowers with scrolling tendrils. Border around foot consists of three-tiered gilded roundels and vertical domed rectangles. Interior decoration of detailed gold scrollwork with tassel border on white ground.
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Charles C. Paulding
Object Number: 1946.6a
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Marks: printed: in blue on bottom in oval :"S83" printed: in red on bottom in circle :"RF" at center; "DECORE A SEVRES/86"

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This vase is one of several manufactured at Sèvres in 1886 for presentation to various New Yorkers as tokens of appreciation for their participation in the ceremonies surrounding the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty. Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928), who delivered an oration at the unveiling, received this vase from the French government. This vase is referred to in the Sèvres registry books as "Vase Cornet de o, 60m. fond bleu decor email...400 (francs)."