A view of the signing of the Declaration of Independence decorates this small vase. The scene is based on the painting done by John Trumbull that was commissioned for the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Though painted in a nineteenth-century style, documentary and scientific analysis show that this vase was made during the twentieth century, probably to commemorate the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Declaration of Independence in 1926.
|Year Range from||1921|
|Year Range to||1931|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Export Porcelain Gallery|
|Gallery ID Number||67|