About This Artwork

Mount Washington Glass Company
American, 1837–1958

"Royal Flemish" Vase, 1889/95

Partially gilded and painted blown mold glass
H. 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Through prior acquisitions of Rowena Marsh Abbott, Kate L. Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Castle, Emma B. Hodge, Mrs. Potter Palmer II, Edward Kendall Rogers, Jerome and Irene Schultz, and Mr. and Mrs. William Swartchild, Jr., 2002.20

Royal Flemish was, like most art glass, intended for cabinet display. Modeled after Near Eastern or Moorish forms, this vase is embellished with matte color planes outlined in gold and punctuated with dazzling decorative schemes.

— Permanent collection label

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