Finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a maiden in a diaphanous gown, seated in a klismos chair and teaching a winged putto to read from a large codex, the reverse with an inkwell and quill wreathed in laurel and above a palm, surrounded by tomes and book-leaves, on a fixed and pierced gilt stand
978 in. (25.1 cm.) high, overall
Dr. John Pixley Munn (1846-1931), medical examiner and later president of United States Life Insurance Co., New York;
by descent to Dr. Aristine Pixley Munn Recht (1887-1952), Dean of Women, Washington Square College (New York University);
by descent to Dr. John Munn Recht (1916-2002);
thence by descent to the present owner.
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A sketch in Solon's illustrated journal that dates between 11 January 1895 and 11 February 1895 appears to correspond with the present vase. Solon captions it as "une bouteille chinoise Vert bl., La lesson."

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