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Object ID # 1957.027.002
Object Name Vase
Title Satin Glass Vase
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pink satin glass and brass vase with female running figure on it, perhaps a 19th-c item? The vase is round at the top, and tapers lower down. The vase has a white interior. The exterior is a medium pink colour. There is a gold-coloured band around the top edge and another line just below. There is a decoration of a running female figure in classical dress, with a leaf sprig. The base glass piece is also pink, with gold-coloured linear decoration. There is a brass, three-footed stand supporting the glass of the vase. The feet are made of wire-like pieces, "x"-shape, ring shape and a ball for each foot. No maker's identification is present.
Provenance The vase belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Urquhart and his wife Martha J. Urquhart (nee Paterson). Mr. Urquhart was an Owen Sound, Ontario merchant, and had a grocery store. After 1939, the item last belonged to Margaret Melbourne Carrie (nee Kilbourn), whose mother was Margaret Paterson before her marriage to George Stirk Kilbourn. Mrs. Margaret M. Carrie resided at Owen Sound and Ottawa.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass/Brass
Dimensions H-25.6 Dia-7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Urquhart, Martha J.

Carrie, Margaret
Subjects Vases
Function Likely intended for holding cut flowers (a household vase). We have also used it at the museum for holding hat pins on exhibit on a dresser so that one can see the decorative hat pin heads.