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Vase and cover

Vase and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 10, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Perfume-vase and cover in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. Four sided, spreading to the high shoulder, which is pierced in openwork and decorated at the four corners with busts emblematic of the seasons; spreading also towards the four scrolled feet, which are picked out with gilding. Painted in each of the four panels reserved on a turquoise blue ground with a bouquet of flowers. The four-sided domed cover is similarly decorated.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1765-1770 (made)


Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Vase and cover, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1765-1770

Production Note

Acquired as 'Chelsea-Derby, ca. 1775'


Soft-paste porcelain


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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