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Covered vase and cover

Covered vase and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brewer, John (painters (artists))
    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.296A/1 to 3-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 1 []

Physical description

Ovoid body with small shell handles, the cover pierced with circular openings. On either side of the body a panel enclosed by a band of gilt foliage in reserve on a pale pink ground. The panels are painted one with a group of fruit on a table, the other with a military scene of a group of soldiers in an open barn over which flies the Union Jack in a form used before 1801.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1805 (made)


Brewer, John (painters (artists))
Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'D' surmounted by a crown and crossed batons and six dots
Maker's mark painted (overglaze) in crimson on underside


Height: 23.5 cm

Descriptive line

Vase and two covers, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, painting attributed to John Brewer, manufactured by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1805

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

Honey, W. B. Old English Porcelain. London : Faber&Faber, 1948. 127 p.


Soft paste porcelain


Enamelled; Gilt


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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