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Creator Name: Soligny, Eugene J.
Creator Role: Chaser
Creator Dates/Places: 1833-1901
Creator Name-CRT: Chased by Eugene J. Soligny
Creator Name: Tiffany & Company
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Dates/Places: active 1837-present
Creator Name-CRT: Manufactured by Tiffany & Company, New York
Creator Name: Whitehouse, James Horton
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 1833-1902
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by James Horton Whitehouse
Title: The Bryant Vase
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1875
Creation End Date: 1876
Creation Date: 1875-1876
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver, American
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: 33 1/2 x 14 x 11 5/16 in. (85.1 x 35.6 x 28.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 77.9a,b
Credit Line: Gift of William Cullen Bryant, 1877
To honor the poet William Cullen Bryant on his eightieth birthday, in November 1874, a group of his friends commissioned this vessel fashioned in the form of a Greek vase and richly ornamented with symbolic motifs. The fretwork is composed of American flora, in particular, apple blossoms and branches which represent the beauty and wholesome quality of Bryant's poetry. The Renaissance-revival medallions are scenes alluding to Bryant's life and works. 'Truth crushed to earth shall rise again' (a famous line from his poetry) is inlaid in gold around the neck of the vase.
AMICA ID: MMA_.77.9a,b
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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