Vase (Selb, Bavaria and Massachusetts, decorated about 1906–27)

American
1906–27
Decorated by Onata North Fitts (American, 1871–1946), Manufactured by Rosenthal Porzellan Manufaktur (Founded in 1879)


Object Place: Brookline or Newton, Massachusetts

Dimensions

H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Diameter (widest): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); Diameter rim: 2 1/8 in. (5.2 cm).

Accession Number

2002.398

Medium or Technique

Etched and gilded porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Porcelain

Porcelain blank having a historically-derived border design that has been etched into the body; high karat gilding covers the surface.

Markings

Stamped on base in green glaze: "R. C." with crossed swords intersecting the "R" and "C." A crown is above the swords and the word "BAVARIA" appears below. The incised number "5 1/1" is near the edge of the base. No artist signature.

Provenance

The artist, Onata North (1871-1946) and her husband, Charles N. Fitts (1870-1945), m. 1897, to their daughter, Doris Lincoln Fitts (b. 1900); to her daughter, Barbara Smith Barnett; to MFA, 2002, gift of Barbara Smith Barnett.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Onata North Fitts by her daughter, Doris Fitts Smith and her granddaughter, Barbara Smith Barnett