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Vases & Ewers
Produced by the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company

Selected Objects from the Smithsonian Institution Castle Collection

Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.12.5" x dia. 4." SI.1991.013.

The vase is pear-shaped with an elongated neck which flares out at the mouth and is finished with rolled rim. Constructed in three sections soldered together. Stamped on the bottom with the round B&H mark with two half "printers flowers" top and bottom. Similar to vases SI.1991.011 & SI.1991.012. Visible in all three of these vases is an uncharacteristically messy solder joint on the narrow neck. Traces of orange paint on the base of vase SI.1991.013 reveal that the vases were intended to be painted or plated with another metal finish. Verification of this is evident on vases SI.2006.058, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.067, and ewer SI.2006.059.

Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.9.25" x dia. 4." SI.1991.012.

The vase is pear-shaped with an elongated neck which flares out at the mouth and is finished with rolled rim. Constructed in three sections soldered together. Stamped on the bottom with the round B&H mark with two half "printers flowers" top and bottom. Similar to vases SI.1991.011 & SI.1991.013. Visible in all three of these vases is an uncharacteristically messy solder joint on the narrow neck. Traces of orange paint on the base of vase SI.1991.013 reveal that the vases were intended to be painted. Verification of this is evident on vases SI.2006.058, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063,

Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.9.25" x dia. 4." SI.1991.011.

The vase is pear-shaped with an elongated neck which flares out at the mouth and is finished with rolled rim. Constructed in three sections soldered together. Stamped on the bottom with the round B&H mark with two half "printers flowers" top and bottom. Similar to vase SI.1991.013, matches vase SI.1991.012. Visible in all three of these vases is an uncharacteristically messy solder joint on the narrow neck. Traces of orange paint on the base of vase SI.1991.013 reveal that the vases were intended to be painted. Verification of this is evident on vases SI.2006.058, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063, SI.2006.063,

Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.4.5" x dia. 4.5." SI.2006.058.

Painted vase has a low foot supporting a bulbous body that narrows at the neck then flares out at the top. A pair of "taffy pull" handles extend from the lip to the body. The body is painted in gradated tones from deep red at the bottom to yellow ochre at the top. The front is painted with a cyclamen in full bloom while the reverse is painted with a blossom and leaf. Round B&H (with printer's flower) mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. stamped into the bottom.

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Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.9.125" x dia.4.125." SI.2006.063.

Painted vase has a flared base which narrows in the middle then flares out again at the top. A pair of elongated tapering "C" shaped handles extend from the base and attach to just below the flared top. The body is painted in gradated tones from deep red at the bottom to yellow ochre at the top. The front is painted with a bracketed stem of blossoms (possibly cherry blossoms) in full bloom while the reverse is painted with a shorter stem with three blossoms, one partially open. The round B&H (with printer's flower) mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom.

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Vase, ca. 1920 - 1940, brass, silver-plated, H.10" x W. 4.5," dia. 4." SI.2006.067.

Plain spun silver-plated brass vase is in the form of an Ancient Greek Amphora. It has a low hollow foot supporting a tear-drop shaped body. The neck narrows then flares out at the top. The rim is rolled. Constructed in three sections soldered together. Two solid hook shaped handles are soldered to the body and neck. The lip of the mouth is rolled. The round B&H (with printer's flower) mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom. The solder joint is visible on the neck of the vase.

Ewer, ca. 1920 -1940, brass, H.5.75" x dia. 4.75." SI.2006.059.

Painted ewer has a low foot supporting a flattened bulbous body that narrows at the neck then flares out into three lobes at the top. A brass solid serpentine handle extends from the back of the neck to the body. The body is painted in gradated tones of orange and green. The front is painted with a pansy in full bloom. The round B&H with printer's flower mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom.

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Ewer, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.5.75" x dia.4.75." SI.2006.076.

Spun brass ewer has a low foot supporting a flattened bulbous body that narrows at the neck then flares out into three lobes at the top. A solid brass serpentine handle extends from the back of the neck to the body. The neck fits into the body and is soldered with a visible joint. The round B&H with printer's flower mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom. See also SI.2006.059.

Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.5.425" x dia.4.87 ." SI.2006.064.

Plain spun brass vase has a low foot supporting a flattened body that narrows at the neck then flares out at the top. The body consists of two parts soldered together at the neck. The lip of the mouth is rolled. The round B&H with printer's flower mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom. The body matches that of ewers SI.2006.059 and SI.2006.076.

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Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.8" x W. 6" x D. 5.5". SI.2006.065 a&b.

Plain spun brass vase (a) has a low foot supporting a bulbous body that narrows at the neck then flares out at the top. The body consists of three sections, soldered together above the foot and at the neck. The neck fits into the body and is soldered with a visible joint. The top is fluted in a series of twelve undulations. Three solid brass C shaped handles are soldered to the body and neck. A spun brass insert (b), also made in two pieces and soldered together, fits inside the vase. The bottom section is a plain tube shape, the top is larger forming a lip which rests on a lip inside the vase. The top edge is rolled. The round B&H (with printer's flower) mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom.

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Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.10" x dia. 5.5." SI.2006.066.

Plain spun brass vase has a low foot supporting a bulbous body that narrows at the neck then flares out at the top. The body consists of two sections, soldered together at the base of the neck. The lip of the mouth is rolled. Three solid brass elongated C shaped handles are soldered to the body and neck. The polished finish is lacquered. The round B&H (with printer's flower) mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom.

Vase, ca. 1920-1940, brass, H.7" x dia. 7." SI.2006.036.

Spun brass vase with shallow foot flares outward to form a bulbous body that tapers to a narrow neck with a flared and scalloped lip. This vase consists of two spun sections soldered together midway in the bulbous section. The solder joint is virtually invisible unlike the joints of several other examples (see above). Stamped on the bottom is the round B&H with printer's flowers mark of Bradley and Hubbard.

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Ewer,ca. 1880-1890, cast iron, pot metal, H.5.25" x W. 3" x D. 3." SI.2003.056.

Scroll-footed square iron base is pierced with a basket weave pattern. It supports the pitcher shaped garnisher having an inverted cone-shaped lower section which has been recently painted dark green. This green color is based on traces found on protected areas. The throat is extremely narrow and flares out to form the spout. An elaborately foliated and scrolled handle is attached to the throat and spout. Traces of gilding are still visible on the dark gray areas indicating that the overall finish was gold. Cast into the bottom of the base is "B&H" and the number 147.

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