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

Title

Vase

Origin

Trenton

Date

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

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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