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Emil Carlsen : Still life with ceramic vase, ca.1923.

Emil Carlsen : Still life with ceramic vase, ca.1923.
Emil Carlsen : Still life with ceramic vase, ca.1923.


ECA Record Control Number: 1817

Archives of American Art #: -none-

Record Level: Item

Record Type: Movable Work

Work Title: Still life with ceramic vase

Alternate Work Titles:
1999: Still life with ceramic vase [from exhibition catalog]

Work Date: ca.1923 [date based on painting technique, style, subject matter, still life items used and palette]

Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work Medium: Oil
Work Dimensions: 11-3/4 x 10 inches

Inscribed/Signed Front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.

Verso: unknown.

ECA Category: Still Life
ECA Sub-Category: Asian

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Container
Still Life — Other — Vase
Ethnic — Chinese

Description of Work:
Vertical composition of a Roman single handle white glass ewer on a stand and three Asian snuff bottles in yellow purple-black and black with stoppers. In the painting foreground at the left is a yellow glass snuff bottle on a black stand with stopper. In the middle-ground at far right is a purple-black on black stand glass snuff bottle with stopper with a black glass snuff bottle with a clear glass globe stopper partially hidden behind it. In the painting background just right of center canvas is a large single handled white glass ewer on a black Asian stand. The horizon is about one-quarter from the bottom of the painting. The ground and background are a brushy non-descript yellow-ocher. [ECA]

ca. 1998 unknown .
1998 Private estate of Anna (Weir Ely) Smith [1918-1998], Falls Village, CT ;
ca. 1923 Private collection of Anna (Weir Ely) Smith [1918-1998] & Edward Gregory Smith [1913-1998], Falls Village, CT ;
ca.1923 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .

Exhibition History:
1999 Vance Jordan Gallery, New York, NY, “Emil Carlsen: Quiet Magic“, October 28 – December 10.

– Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, NY, Exhibition Catalog, “Emil Carlsen: Quiet Magic“, October 28 – December 10, 1999, #33.

Related Works:
– Untitled [Still Life of Ewer, Bowl and Flowers], ca.1917 [similar vessel]
– Rhages Jar, ca.1923 [similar background color and technique]

ECA Notes:

Price History:


Document Information

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Digital Document Provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10011.

Document License:
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Image License:
The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record Birth Date:
February 4, 2014

Last Update:
November 12, 2016