Basin

ca. 1770 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Basin of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and the outside is printed with L'Amour, representing a gallant on a garden seat beside a lady, whose hand he leans forward to kiss, and another lady stands behind, and in the foreground are a spaniel and a garden roller, and in the background is a fountain with the statue of Neptune in his chariot, and the outside is further decorated by a print of a lady and a gentleman seated on the ground in a landscape, watching the gambols of two dogs, a print of a small domed building with twisted columns, and a print of a statue on a pedestal, and inside is a print of a group of three swans.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel
Brief Description
Basin of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and engraved by Robert Hancock, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1770.
Physical Description
Basin of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and the outside is printed with L'Amour, representing a gallant on a garden seat beside a lady, whose hand he leans forward to kiss, and another lady stands behind, and in the foreground are a spaniel and a garden roller, and in the background is a fountain with the statue of Neptune in his chariot, and the outside is further decorated by a print of a lady and a gentleman seated on the ground in a landscape, watching the gambols of two dogs, a print of a small domed building with twisted columns, and a print of a statue on a pedestal, and inside is a print of a group of three swans.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.3cm
  • Diameter: 15.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'R H Worcester' and an anchor (On the print of L'Amour, and the anchor is the mark of Richard Holdship)
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Davis, London, for £3 15 shillings in June 1870
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 667 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:628-1885

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record createdJanuary 30, 2009
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