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Flower vase
  • Flower vase
    Billingsley, William, born 1758 - died 1828
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Flower vase

  • Place of origin:

    Pinxton (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1797-1799 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Billingsley, William, born 1758 - died 1828 (painter)
    Pinxton Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:805/A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case J, shelf 1

Physical description

Flower vase of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, and with a semi-ovoid bowl and high spreading foot, and the surface of the bowl is divided by pendent laurel-sprays in gold, each flanked by two vertical wavy gilt lines into four panels, in each of which is a spray of flowers which include pink roses, yellow and red tulips, forget-me-nots, purple anemones, and blue and yellow convolvulus, and round the rim is a border of gilt foliage on a wavy stem.

Place of Origin

Pinxton (made)

Date

ca. 1797-1799 (made)

Artist/maker

Billingsley, William, born 1758 - died 1828 (painter)
Pinxton Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'G' [Impressed]

Dimensions

Height: 13.9 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Object history note

Part of a pair with 414:805-1885 (Sch. I 796).
These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Smith, London, for £1 10 shillings in October 1866

Descriptive line

Flower vase of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, probably painted by William Billingsley, made by Pinxton Porcelain Factory, Pinxton, ca. 1797-1799.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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