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Allegorical Figure of "America" Figure, 19th century

This is a figure. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory and Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

  • Firebird Figurine, 1920
  • molded, enameled porcelain.
  • The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase....
  • 1989-41-184

Its dimensions are

H x W x L: 13 x 3.8 x 5.6 cm (5 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "5", incised

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Allegorical Figure of "America" Figure, 19th century; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x L: 13 x 3.8 x 5.6 cm (5 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-35

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