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1984

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Carved Dragon Vase # 3 Vase, 1879–90

This is a Vase. It was created by Maria Longworth Nichols and made by Frederick Dallas Hamilton Road Pottery. It is dated 1879–90 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is glazed stoneware with gilding and applied hand-modeled dragon. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The dragon was one of Nichols’s favorite motifs. In Japanese culture dragons control the natural elements. Nichols’s treatment of birds and cattails on the vase’s body suggests their derivation from a Japanese print source, a number of which Nichols owned and had access to through their American circulation.

This object was donated by Marcia Goodman and William Goodman and catalogued by Vance Koehler. It is credited Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 26.7 x 21 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

"No. 3" in overglaze red brush

Cite this object as

Carved Dragon Vase # 3 Vase, 1879–90; Maria Longworth Nichols (American, 1849–1932); USA; glazed stoneware with gilding and applied hand-modeled dragon; H x diam.: 26.7 x 21 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-13

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