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"Royal Flemish" Vase

A work made of partially gilded and painted blown mold glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of partially gilded and painted blown mold glass.




Mount Washington Glass Company (American, 1837–1958)
New Bedford, Massachusetts

About this artwork

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.


On View, Gallery 176


Arts of the Americas


Mount Washington Glass Works (Maker)


"Royal Flemish" Vase


New Bedford (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1889–1895


Partially gilded and painted blown mold glass


H.: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

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.

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