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  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spode Ceramic Works (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ironstone painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss H. M. Gulson in memory of Mr J. Spode.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case D1, shelf 4

Physical description

Vase of ironstone painted in enamels and gilded. On the neck and body are Chinese mythical birds amid flowering plants. Bulbous body with a long neck and spreading mouth. The two handles are in the form of snakes supported by gilt scrolls. Round the mouth are two floral sprays and a border with an insect and a fish in cartouches separated by sprays of flowers on a dotted green ground.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


ca. 1820 (made)


Spode Ceramic Works (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Ironstone painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'SPODE' [on a label across a Chinese seal mark]
printed in a cartouche

printed in brown

painted in red


Height: 29.5 cm, Width: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Vase of ironstone painted in enamels and gilded, made at the factory of Spode Ceramic Works, Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1820.

Labels and date

Made at the factory of Josiah Spode, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, about 1820
Marks: 'SPODE', 'Stone-China', printed and '3143', painted in red
Lead-glazed earthenware

379-1899 Given by Miss H.M. Gulson [23/05/2008]




Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Fish; Birds; Flowers; Cartouche; Plants; Insects; Snakes; Scrolls


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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