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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:

    3732-1901

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Vase of unglazed red earthenware with applied decoration, partly on a light red ground, painted in light blue enamel and gilded. In medallions on either side are busts of Apollo and Athena. Of elongated ovoid form with long funnel-shaped neck, spreading foot and two handles in the form of female busts terminating in scrolls. Round the shoulder is a row of floral sprays and round the base is a border of acanthus foliage.

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 in black

'2317'
Painted on base

Dimensions

Height: 37.1 cm, Width: 13 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 with applied decoration, painted with enamels and gilded, made by Watcombe Terra-Cotta Co., Torquay, 1869-1876.

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

Jervis, Simon, Victorian and Edwardian decorative art: the Handley-Read collection, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1972

Labels and date

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

3732-1901 Given by the Watcombe Terracotta Clay Company [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Acanthus; Busts; Female; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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