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This vase can be found in the Exotic Souvenirs Room.
 
  • Late 19th century, French
  • Height:  56 in.
  • Marked: J Houry Paris
  • Large French faience floor vase of baluster form with a blue ground and high relief decoration depicting a swan, a parrot, a frog, flowers, and foliage. 
  • Marked:  J. Houry, Paris


Jules-Charles Houry, rue des Colonnes-du-Trone, had an atelier for the decoration of ceramics in the second half of the nineteenth century.  He created vases, urns, clocks, etc. with flowers in relief, of decorated faience.  Over 50 years, he was paid by various expositions where he both exhibited and served as a member of the jury:  London, 1862, Paris 1867, Vienna 1873, Philadelphia 1876, Paris 1887, 1889, 1900, St Petersburg, Madrid, etc. 

This impressive piece was likely purchased by the Plants at the Paris Exposition of 1889.
 

Accession number: 1998.504
Photo credit:  Win Wolloff