French Porcelain (Old Paris)

H. 20”

ca. 1850

2014.05.18 & .19EL

These urn shaped vases in the late classical style were originally located on the mantel in the Front Hall, as documented by a period photo by C. C. Giers.  Such vibrant greens represent one of the most popular colors of this period. Although unsigned, the decoration on the vases relate to signed examples of the most famous of the Paris porcelain makers Jacob Petit (active 1830-1860) [1].



[1] See illustration 174 and 174a in Porcelain of Paris 1770-1850  by Regine de Plinval de Guillebon ,translated by Robin R. Charleston.  New York: Walker and Company, 1972


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Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

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