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Vase

A work made of belleek.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of belleek.

Date:

1882/90

Artist:

Ott and Brewer
American, 1871–1892

About this artwork

Belleek, a type of Parian porcelain, was popularized in the United States during the 1870s, although it originated in Ireland. Typically characterized by eggshell-thin walls and an ivory-colored body, Belleek was suitable for small decorative objects such as this vase. Made by Ott and Brewer, the New Jersey company that first made American Belleek, this unusual square-neck vase displays a rare, iridescent olive-green glaze complemented by the delicately painted, Japanese-inspired decoration popularized by the Aesthetic movement.

On View

American Art, Gallery 176

Artist

Ott and Brewer (Manufacturer)

Title

Vase

Origin

Trenton

Date

c. 1882–1890

Medium

Belleek

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom: Ott & Brewer/Belleek with Single Crown dissected by sword

Dimensions

H.: 23.9 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Harold T. Martin

Reference Number

2002.280

Extended information about this artwork

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