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Wall-vase
  • Wall-vase
    Dresser, Christopher, born 1834 - died 1904
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Wall-vase

  • Place of origin:

    Torquay (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dresser, Christopher, born 1834 - died 1904 (designer)
    Watcombe Pottery Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with moulded decoration

  • Museum number:

    C.61-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case K1, shelf 3

Physical description

Wall-vase of lead-glaze earthenware with moulded decoration and glazed in blues, greens and yellows. Pear-shaped rising from a vertical collar on which are attached lugs. Decorated with bands of mouldings in the form of bands of circles, leaf shapes, lines and squares. From the lugs project leaf-mouldings.

Place of Origin

Torquay (made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Dresser, Christopher, born 1834 - died 1904 (designer)
Watcombe Pottery Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with moulded decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'Watcombe, South Devon' and a bird and tree [within a circle]
impressed

Dimensions

Height: 16.2 cm, Width: 14.5 cm, Depth: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Wall-vase of earthenware with coloured glazes, possibly designed by Christopher Dresser, made by Watcombe Pottery Co., Torquay , ca. 1870.

Labels and date

Wall-vase
Designed by Christopher Dresser, made by Watcombe Terra-Cotta Co., Torquay , Devon, England, about 1870
Marks: 'Watcombe, South Devon' and a bird and tree within a circle, impressed
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.61-1980 [23/05/2008]

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Moulded

Subjects depicted

Leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery; Earthenware; Scotland

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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