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Posey Holder, Beads, Mother of Pearl Shaft [mother of pearl] (bouquet holder)

Physical description:
mother of pearl, evidence of gilded gold
1 bouquet holder: mother of pearl; H. 6 in. x W. 1 in
Type:
Bouquet holders
Posy holders
Mother of pearl
Topic:
Garden ornaments and furniture
Victorian
Decorative arts
Local number:
FJP.1987.049
Summary:
Gilded vase with metal beads and mother of pearl handle. The vase of the holder is elaborately designed with open metalwork. Small cartouches are combined with 'S' and 'C' scrolls to create the sides of the vase. Within each section is a curving band of brown metal beads extending vertically. The base of the vase is formed by ornate acanthus leaves atop a crown like ring. Snake chains attach a pin and ring to the bottom of the bowl. The pin is inserted through the vase. This feature would secure a posy in the holder. The ring connected to the other chain would allow the bouquet holder to be worn dangling from the finger or could be attached to a chatelaine worn at the waist. The vase portion of the bouquet holder connects to the handle at a band that is embossed with flowers. The handle is straight, made from a luminescent mother of pearl. It has been turned, creating rings and bands as it tapers to a point
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Gardens, Frances Jones Poetker Collection
Exhibition:
Smithsonian exhibition: S. Dillon Ripley Center Concourse, Sublevel 3 (behind escalators)
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Horticulture Artifact Collection
On view:
Posy holder display
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
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Mother

Artist:
Antonio Barone, born Valledolmo, Italy 1889-died New York City 1971
Medium:
drypoint
Dimensions:
plate: 9 7/8 x 7 in. (25.1 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1915
Topic:
Figure female\waist length
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.17
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother

Artist:
John Sloan, born Lock Haven, PA 1871-died Hanover, NH 1951
Printer:
Ernest D. Roth, born Stuttgart, Germany 1879-died Cambridge, NY 1964
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 x 7 1/2 in. (22.9 x 19.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1906
Topic:
Figure female\elderly\knee length
Animal\dog
Dress\accessory\cane
Object\furniture\chair
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1971.365
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection, 1915-1937 (bulk 1917-1924)

Creator:
Tusch, Mary E. "Mother"
Subject:
Tusch, Mary E. "Mother"
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957
Rickenbacker, Eddie 1890-1973
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
Smithsonian Institution
United States Army School of Military Aeronautics
Physical description:
4.99 cubic feet (1 legal document box) (2 records center boxes) (5 flatboxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Ephemera
Date:
1915
1915-1937
bulk 1917-1924
1903-1916
Topic:
Aeronautics--Collectibles
World War, 1914-1918
Aeronautics
Air pilots
Local number:
XXXX-0128
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Notes:
Mary E. 'Mother' Tusch lived across the street from the United States School of Military Aeronautics on Berkeley Campus, California during World War I. She invited the young aviators to her home, which came to be called 'The Hangar, Shrine of the Air.' Tusch was actively interested in aviation as well as those people associated with aeronautics and her home reflected her love of aviation. She avidly collected aviation material including artifacts, photographs, and autographs from the aviators. The wallpaper of her home was inscribed with names of all the major aviators before 1948 who visited her home. Mrs. Tusch's daughter, Irene, married National Air Museum curator, Paul E. Garber
Summary:
This collection consists of five scrapbooks and documentation. Four of the scrapbooks contain the following: numerous photographs (including photos of her wallpaper, mentioned above); autographs; and newspaper clippings, pertaining to 'her boys,' including such notable aviators as Richard E. Byrd, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Charles Lindbergh. In addition to these four scrapbooks, there is also a scrapbook on World War I, including photographs of trench warfare, presented to Tusch by one of her boys. This collection also contains the following: photographs of pilots and aviators; photographs of Mother Tusch and her home; catalogs listing the aviation holdings of Tusch's home; guest books of visitors to Tusch's shrine; and newspaper articles, museum plans, and correspondence relating to Tusch donating her collection to the Smithsonian Institution
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Mary E. "Mother" Tusch Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Additional Online Media:

Mother, 1936

Artist:
Blanche Grambs, born China 1916-died New York City 2010
Medium:
etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (37.5 x 29.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1936
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.102
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother Love

Artist:
Charles Frederick Naegele, born Knoxville, TN 1857-died Marietta, GA 1944
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (61.4 x 51.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans
Object number:
1909.7.52
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Quechua Mother

Artist:
Unidentified, South American?
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 3/8 x 21 1/4 in. (77.2 x 53.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1890-1892
Topic:
Figure female
Figure group\family\mother and child
Ethnic\Indian\Quechua
Ethnic\South American
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.164,667
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Young Mother

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
oil on plywood
Dimensions:
29 x 23 1/8 in. (73.7 x 58.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1944-1945
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American
Figure group\family\mother and child
Still life\furniture\chair
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1075
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Carl Newman, born Philadelphia, PA 1858-died Abington, PA 1932
Medium:
drawing
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Object number:
1967.63.195
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Werner Drewes, born Canig, Germany 1899-died Reston, VA 1985
Medium:
color woodcut
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1968.9.78
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Tired Mother

Artist:
Charles W. Howe, born West Union, IA 1892-died Tuscon, AZ 1982
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
24 x 20 in. (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
1959-1960
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
State of being\mood\weariness
Architecture\domestic\nursery
Object\furniture\cradle
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1986.65.121
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Children

Artist:
Eleanor Coen, born Normal, IL 1916
Medium:
color lithograph
Dimensions:
15 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1938
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.62
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966
Medium:
bronze on wood base
Dimensions:
17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1914
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.15
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Gari Melchers, born Detroit MI 1860-died Falmouth, VA 1932
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
23 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (58.9 x 50.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.6.74
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
oil on wood
Dimensions:
15 x 12 1/2 in. (38.1 x 31.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
mid-19th century
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1965.34.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
tempera and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
18 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (45.9 x 31.3 cm) irregular
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1944-1945
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.573
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966
Medium:
marble mounted on wood
Dimensions:
19 5/8 x 22 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (50.0 x 57.5 x 6.2 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Object number:
1967.93.1
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Max Weber, born Bialystok, Russia 1881-died Great Neck, NY 1961
Medium:
color woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 4 1/4 x 2 in. (10.8 x 5.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1919-1920
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1980.2.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mother and Child

Artist:
Henry Wolf, born Eckwersheim, Alsace 1852-died New York City 1916
Copy after:
Mary Cassatt, born Allegheny City, PA 1844-died Mesnil-Theribus, France 1926
Publisher:
Harper's Monthly
Medium:
photomechanical wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (12.4 x 15.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1905
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1973.130.220
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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[Mother and Son]

Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
daguerreotype with applied color
Dimensions:
plate: 5 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (14.3 x 11.1 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1855
Topic:
Figure group\family
Figure group\family\mother and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.192
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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