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A1146 Vase, repousse, copper, made by Maude F Prosser, Adelaide, South Australia, 1905-1910. Click to enlarge.

Vase with repousse work by Maude Prosser

Made
Hexagonal copper vase, repousse designs of eucalyptus nuts, flowers and leaves towards the base. Two flat ring handles free swinging bracketed to sides with rivets. No marks.

Summary

Object No.

A1146

Object Statement

Vase, repousse, copper, made by Maude F Prosser, Adelaide, South Australia, 1905-1910

Physical Description

Hexagonal copper vase, repousse designs of eucalyptus nuts, flowers and leaves towards the base. Two flat ring handles free swinging bracketed to sides with rivets. No marks.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

380 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Maude Prosser in South Australia in about 1910.

History

Notes

This vase was purchased by early museum Curator, Richard Baker when he visited Adelaide to lecture at the Arts and Crafts Society. He gave two lectures titled 'Australian Flora in Applied Art' and 'Our Natural Heritage, the Gum Tree'. The Australian artist, Hans Heyson, famous for painting gum trees was in the audience in July 1910. Baker was a passionate advocate for the use of Australia flora and fauna in art and craft.

Reference: J Wrigley and M Fagg, Eucaplypts: a celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, 2010.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1910

Acquisition Date

15 August 1910

Cite this Object

Harvard

Vase with repousse work by Maude Prosser 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 July 2021, <https://ma.as/173038>

Wikipedia

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