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Not on Display
about 1895-about 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gilbert and Ellen Stoewsand
Primary Description: 
Translucent white non-lead glass, opaque polychrome enamels, metallic gold; mold-blown, ground, enameled, gilded, possibly some other cold painting. Cylindrical vase with lipless cracked-off rim with traces of gold trim, short neck tapers in and is enameled turquoise blue that fades into narrow shoulder area; almost straight walls taper in slightly toward base, half side of body enameled against the white background glass with vertical blue-green stems supporting pink and white water lily blossoms and buds (outlined in gold), dark and light green cloud-shaped leaves (with sketchy gold outlines), two pairs of buds become almost round dark balls at tips of undulating stems extending up into neck area of vessel, stems and flowers frame a small realistically represented figure of a female with long brown hair adorned with small tiara of white dots and a glowing crescent moon, she is turned facing front left arm with arms together and bent, hands cupping an antique oil lamp with flame, she wears a loose blue gown with sleeves that fades toward knee area; before damage the base of the
Stoewsand, Ellen, Source
Stoewsand, Gilbert, Source