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Clutha Vase, ca. 1890

This is a vase. It was designed by Christopher Dresser and manufactured by James Couper & Sons. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 2012. Its medium is mold-blown glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.


It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 48.3 x 10.2 cm (19 x 4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of base: circular stamp with text and stylized lotus flower in center; top line: "CLUTHA"; lower lines: "DESIGNED BY C.D. / REGISTERED"

Cite this object as

Clutha Vase, ca. 1890; Designed by Christopher Dresser (Scottish, 1834 – 1904); Manufactured by James Couper & Sons (United Kingdom); Scotland; mold-blown glass; H x diam.: 48.3 x 10.2 cm (19 x 4 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2012-7-1

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