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Vase

Baluster-shaped vase with everted lip. Blue, yellow, and green painted decoration of a regular pattern of stylized orchids forming panels around body. Geometric ornament on yellow ground at rim.

Inscription

On underside: Circular raised mark of monogram A D C within a pomegranate. Second mark of clasped hands in underglaze blue.

Provenance

By 1963, Brodney Art Gallery; 1963, sold by gallery to Charles Millard; 1999, Gift of Charles Millard in honor of Arthur Beale to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles W. Millard III in honor of Arthur Beale

Italian (Florence), about 1900

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Accession Number

1999.72

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware