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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Torquay (made)

  • Date:

    1869-1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watcombe Pottery Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3730-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 33, shelf 1

Physical description

Vase of unglazed red earthenware painted with blue, black and yellow enamels and gilded. In the form of an Attic lekythos, and painted with two bands of macander ornament between which is a row of palmettes and leafy device.

Place of Origin

Torquay (made)

Date

1869-1876 (made)

Artist/maker

Watcombe Pottery Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'WATCOMBE / TORQUAY'
Maker's mark printed on base

Cross-hatched square
Decorator's mark impressed on base

's' and two dots
Decorator's mark painted on base

'11' and '1710'
Painted on base

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm, Diameter: 8.1 cm

Object history note

Given by the Watcombe Terra Cotta Clay Company. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Vase of unglazed red earthenware painted with enamels and gilded, made by Watcombe Terra-Cotta Co., Torquay, 1869-1876.

Labels and date

Vase
made by Watcombe Terra-Cotta Co., Torquay , Devon, England,

3730-1901 Given by the Watcombe Terracotta Clay Company [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Palmettes; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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