Decorate your home like 1876 will be here forever. Commemoratives from the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 which celebrated the 100th birthday of the United States of America.

Lady Liberty Centennial Exhibition commemorative statue. A silver-plated column with the Declaration of Independence surmounted by a bust of Lady Liberty, with historical vignettes, created for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. 1876. American. James W. Tufts, maker.
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Pair of commemorative vases. They are smaller versions of a monumental pair exhibited in Philadelphia at the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 by the French firm of Haviland and Company. They celebrate the hundredth birthday of the United States, this vase commemorating the country’s declaration of independence in 1776, the other celebrating its national prosperity a century later. In addition to the large pair, now in the Smithsonian Institution, Haviland produced only two smaller versions; this pair at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only smaller pair still known. Topped by a bust of George Washington flanked by the winged figures of Fame and Victory, the 1776 vase is inscribed with the names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and its base is ornamented with Revolutionary War canons. 1876. French. Refined earthenware (terre de pipe) with enamel decoration and applied bronze figures. Modeled by Eugène Delaplanche after a design by Félix Bracquemond. Haviland and Company, Limoges, France, maker. Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Image © 2023 Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fair use license. Vase itself in the public domain due to age. via
 Frosted, colorless pressed glass lion paperweight. Oblong base with fluted sides surmounted by a lion seated on all fours on grassy ground. 1876. American. Made by James Gillinder and Sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Maker’s marks: GILLINDER & SONS/CENNTENIAL EXHIBITION molded on the underside of the base. Collections of the Brooklyn Museum. Photo credit Brooklyn Museum. Cc0 license.

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