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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    L. A. C. Macé porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed

  • Museum number:

    754-1869

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 37, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase of earthenware transfer-printed with iris plants and butterflies on a yellow ground.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1867 (made)

Artist/maker

L. A. C. Macé porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed

Dimensions

Height: 49.5 cm, Diameter: 20.6 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Paris 1867 Exhibition

Descriptive line

Vase of earthenware transfer-printed, L. A. C. Macé porcelain factory, Paris, 1867

Labels and date

VASE

L. A. C. Mace

Manufacturer

Paris:1867
Earthenware with
printed decoration

754-1869

This vase was bought from Paris 1867 Exhibition at which Mons. Mace, an obscure figure, showed "porcelain and earthenware decorated by chromolithographic processes". This technique excited attention and probably led to the Museum purchasing the vase as part of its policy to bring new technical and artistic developments to the attention of British manufacturers. Leon Arnoux, in his exhibition report said, "Mr. Mace has perfected as far as possible his chromo-lithographic process ... it requires close inspection to perceive that his porcelain is not painted by an experienced hand". []

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Butterflies; Plants

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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