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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825-30 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    H. & R. Daniel (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china, painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 5

Physical description

Ewer of bone china, painted with enamels and gilded. Ovoid body rising from a group of rushes and surmounted by a figure of a swan, the neck of which forms the handle, and the outspread wings the spout. The rushes and swan are coloured yellow, with details in gold. The body is painted with flags, forget-me-nots, purple loosestrife and other aquatic flowers represented as if growing round the base.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1825-30 (made)


H. & R. Daniel (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china, painted with enamels and gilded


Height: 22.9 cm

Object history note

Acquired as Coalport. For others of the same shape see C.559&A-1935

Descriptive line

Ewer of bone china, with enamels and gilded, H. & R. Daniel, probably ca. 1825-30

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

Peter Luscombe, '2012 Challenge Cup Winning Swan Lipped Ewer', Daniel Ceramic Circle Newsletter, no. 31, May 2013, p. 9

Labels and date

Made by Coalport, Shropshire, England about 1840
Porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

C.558-1935 Herbert Allen Bequest [16/07/2008]

Production Note

The shape is copied from a pair of Sèvres porcelain ewers of 1781 in the Royal Collections that George IV bought in 1812


Porcelain; Enamels


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Swan; Flowers; Flag; Rushes


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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