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Vase (Japan), ca. 1870–80

This is a Vase. It is dated ca. 1870–80 and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is enamel on copper, nickel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This vase depicts flying cranes, the Japanese symbol for longevity.

This object was donated by Miss Ruth Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 10 × 9.5 cm (3 15/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

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Vase (Japan), ca. 1870–80; enamel on copper, nickel; H x diam.: 10 × 9.5 cm (3 15/16 × 3 3/4 in.); Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman; 1966-3-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.

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