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1915

  • Work on this object began.

1925

  • Work on this object ended.

1994

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Black Dragon Vase

This is a vase. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory. It is dated ca. 1920 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris.

  • Compact, Dragon, ca. 1924
  • enamel, mother-of-pearl, natural pearls, shell, rose-cut diamonds, carved....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.79
  • Brush, 1890–1910
  • rolled, cast, repoussé, and punched silver; bristles.
  • Gift of Fong Chow.
  • 1996-109-7

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Brush, 1890–1910
  • rolled, cast, repoussé, and punched silver; bristles.
  • Gift of Fong Chow.
  • 1996-109-5
  • Vase (USA)
  • glazed stoneware with gilding and applied hand-modeled dragon.
  • Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.
  • 1984-84-13

It has the following markings

On underside of base: crossed swords and dot painted in blue; stamped: "130" and "0273"; painted in black: "27"

Cite this object as

Black Dragon Vase; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; porcelain; Gift of Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris; 1994-118-1

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