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Garniture Vase

Object Number: 
1963.121
Date: 
ca. 1814
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 28.6 x 14.9 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in script in gilding below portrait: "W. Bainbridge, Esq USN."
Description: 
Amphora-shaped porcelain trophy vase with square base; vase covered in gilding with bat-printed portrait of William Bainbridge in circular frame; handles represent winged victory.
Gallery Label: 
The portrait was engraved by David Edwin for the Analectic Magazine after the painting by Gilbert Stuart. Bainbridge was a hero of the War of 1812. This vase is similar to plate 1952.137
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group