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Vase - Vase


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    della Robbia (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The body of this white enamelled terracotta two handled vase is decorated with a garland with winged putto heads and lion masks. The handles are in the form of dolphins.

Physical description

Two-handled vase. White enamelled terracotta. The body of the vase is decorated with a garland with winged putto heads and lion masks. Handles in the form of dolphins.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)


early 16th century (made)


della Robbia (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 40 cm

Object history note

Purchased in Florence (Bardini).

Descriptive line

Vase, two handles in the form of dolphins, winged putto heads, lion masks.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1891. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1892. pp. 10-11
Pope Hennessey, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964. pp.242
Gentilini, Giancarlo. I della Robbia, La Scultura in retinata del Rinascimento. Florence: 1992. Vol. II. pp. 281, 327, note 11.





Subjects depicted

Garland; Putti; Lion masks


Sculpture Collection

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