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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Swansea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red earthenware, transfer-printed and over-painted with black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3504-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 33, shelf 8

Physical description

Vase of red earthenware, over-painted in black enamel over a transfer-printed outline design. Made in imitation of a Greek amphora. On both sides is a man in a two-horsed chariot attacked by two winged monsters. Round the mouth, neck, shoulder and foot are bands of ivy stems, anthemion and scroll ornament.

Place of Origin

Swansea (made)

Date

ca. 1846-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Red earthenware, transfer-printed and over-painted with black enamel

Dimensions

Height: 36.5 cm, Width: 21.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Lewis Dillwyn, Esq. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street. The figure composition is taken from a vase from the collection of Sir William Hamilton, now in the British Museum, and published in his 'Antiquities...' (1866-76).

Descriptive line

Vase of red earthenware, over-painted in black enamel over a transfer-printed outline design, Swansea, ca. 1846-1850.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bayley, Stephen, ed. Taste: an exhibition about values in design. London : Boilerhouse Project, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.

Labels and date

Vase
Made in Swansea, Wales, about 1846-1850
Red earthenware, painted in black, over a transfer-printed outline design

3504-1901 Given by Mr Lewis Dillwyn, manager of the Swansea pottery, to the Museum of Practical Geology

The figure composition is taken from a vase from the collection of Sir William Hamilton, now in the British Museum, and published in his 'Antiquities...' (1866-76) [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Chariot; Horses; Monster; Man; Anthemion; Ivy; Scroll

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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