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Pair Of Covered Urns, 1925

This is a Pair of Covered Urns. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. 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.

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  • wrought iron, brass, glass.
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  • 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.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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