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Vase Vase

This is a Vase. It was designed by Ilonka Karasz and manufactured by Paye & Baker Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is silver plated, nickel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ilonka Karasz developed designs by beginning with a form and appending new elements. Here, a cone is altered by the addition of four triangular planes creating a cross-formed base. Karasz utilized these simple geometric components for a variety of objects characterized by planes and smooth surfaces.

It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 19.8 × 10.6 cm (7 13/16 × 4 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On side of one foot: [1] “IK”, stamped (designer's mark) [2] “P & B” each within a heart, stamped (Paye & Baker manufacturer’s mark) [3] “E.P.N.S.”, stamped (standard mark) [4] “559”, stamped (model number)

Cite this object as

Vase Vase; Designed by Ilonka Karasz ((American, born Hungary, 1896–1981)); USA; silver plated, nickel; H x diam.: 19.8 × 10.6 cm (7 13/16 × 4 3/16 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds; 1993-111-1

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