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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1925

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Pair Of Covered Urns, 1925

This is a Pair of Covered Urns. It was designed by Émile Roucheret and manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Stephen E. Kelly//Kelly Gallery, New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1925. Its medium is ceramic.

These covered urns are miniature adaptations of the stepped forms that topped columns at the entrance to the Pavillons de la Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, designed by Henri Patou, at the 1925 Paris Exposition. They were purchased at the fair by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. and were on display in their apartment at 740 Park Avenue.

It is credited Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.

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

  • Lamp, ca. 1930
  • wrought iron, brass, glass.
  • Lent by Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC.
  • 72.2016.2
  • Covered Jar, Clochettes Mauves, 1931
  • porcelain with colored pâte-sur-pâte, glazes, and gilding.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 1987.196.
  • 48.2016.1a,b

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 25.4 × 13.8 cm (10 in. × 5 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

E.R. incised and S1925G and MADE IN FRANCE impressed. One incised Brecy 1925.

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