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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics

Eastman Blue Aves Vase No.1

Vase
2009 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Ken Eastman is a studio potter who specialises in slab-built stoneware vessels. His innovative collaboration with Royal Crown Derby sees his characteristic forms translated into bone china, which is notoriously difficult to control during firing. The pieces were decorated with designs inspired by the factory’s historic patterns, including the famous ‘Imari’ design in gold, red and blue.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bone china, slip-cast, transfer-printed
Brief Description
Vase, bone china, designed by Ken Eastman, made by Royal Crown Derby, Derby, 2009.
Physical Description
Bone china vase with flat bottom and undulating vertical sides. Vase shape No. 1 from the Ken Eastman Collection. Transfer-printed decoration in 'Blue Aves' pattern.
Dimensions
  • Height: 27.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Printed mark comprising 'Blue Aves' above an interlaced device surmounted by a crown, the device surrounded by 'ROYAL CROWN DERBY / ENGLISH BONE CHINA', below which 'KEN EASTMAN / for / ROYAL CROWN DERBY / B [copyright symbol] 2009 / MADE IN ENGLAND / MMIX, all in red.
Gallery Label
  • Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 12 Vase, 'Blue Aves No.4' Derby, 2009 Designed by Ken Eastman, made by Royal Crown Derby Glazed bone china Ken Eastman is a studio potter who specialises in soft slab-built stoneware vessels. His innovative collaboration with Royal Crown Derby saw his characteristic forms translated into slip-cast bone china and decorated with designs inspired by the factory’s historic patterns. Here, Eastman has appropriated the popular ‘Olde Avesbury’ pattern, introduced in 1932. Museum no. C.310-2009 Given by Royal Crown Derby(31/01/2015-03/01/2016)
  • Vases England, Derby, 2009 Designed by Ken Eastman Made by Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co. Bone china, transfer-printed Ken Eastman is a studio potter who specialises in slab-built stoneware vessels. His innovative collaboration with Royal Crown Derby sees his characteristic forms translated into bone china, which is notoriously difficult to control during firing. The pieces were decorated with designs inspired by the factory’s historic patterns, including the famous ‘Imari’ design in gold, red and blue. The Imari vase shown here is the factory prototype decorated by Ken Eastman himself. Museum nos. C.310 to 313-2009. Given by the maker (18/09/2009)
Credit line
Given by Royal Crown Derby
Summary
Ken Eastman is a studio potter who specialises in slab-built stoneware vessels. His innovative collaboration with Royal Crown Derby sees his characteristic forms translated into bone china, which is notoriously difficult to control during firing. The pieces were decorated with designs inspired by the factory’s historic patterns, including the famous ‘Imari’ design in gold, red and blue.
Bibliographic Reference
V&A Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information File
Collection
Accession Number
C.310-2009

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record createdOctober 6, 2010
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