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Katharina v. Medici Vase

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Katharina v. Medici Vase

Date: c. 1891
Medium: porcelain; enamel
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 6 inches (14 x 15.2 cm)
Classification: Household Accessories
Inscribed: Crown above a circle with HD unreadable (incised on base)
Markings: 280 / beehive mark / Katharina v. Medici / Germany stamped in red (on base)
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 41.900.252
1965 Appraisal: 211
Accession Number: 1981.281
1979 York Appraisal: 43
DescriptionModified amphora shape; maroon/brown ground; gold trim; center band with blue enamel dots; center medallion with portrait of Katharina v. Medici; two gold C-shaped handles on opposite sides.
Provenance: W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936][1]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; Gifted March 5, 1981 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; Accessioned to The W.H. Stark House | 1. See 1921 American Appraisal Company Appraisal of Furnishings of the Residence of W.H. Stark Orange, Texas. Page 41 entry 2.