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Flower holder

Flower holder

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue and moulded in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:53-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 7

Physical description

Flower holder of soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and moulded in relief, and in the form of a cornucopia, flat at the back and moulded in front with a landscape in which are cattle and buildings, and floral sprays moulded in relief are at the lower end or painted in blue, and round the top is a border of foliated scrolls in relief above a band of floral and diaper ornament in blue.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue and moulded in relief

Marks and inscriptions

Cross shape, resembling as dagger
In blue

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm, Width: 16.5 cm

Object history note

One of a pair of with 414:53/A-1885 (Sch. I 473A). Acquired as Bow porcelain.
The pair was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Dalgleish, London, for £3 10 shillings in April 1868
Two sizes of cornucopia are listed in a wholesale price list of predominantly blue-and-white porcelain issued by the Worcester China Warehouse, Aldersgate Street, London, ca. 1755-60, where their price to the trade is given as two shillings three pence and two shillings and six pence a pair respectively.

Descriptive line

Flower holder of soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and moulded in relief, and in the form of a cornucopia, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1755.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Cornucopia; Landscapes (representations); Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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