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  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spode Ceramic Works (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 29, shelf 2

Physical description

Octagonal porcelain beaker, decorated in the Japanese style. Eight-sided, with spreading circular mouth, painted with two wavy shaped panels, one containing peony shrubs, and the other two cranes among pine-trees; between them are gilt stems with flowers in colours on a dark blue ground, and immediately above is a scalloped border with red sprays on a gold ground. Round the mouth and foot are oblong panels containing floral ornament and scale-pattern; the inside of the mouth is also decorated with two peony-sprays.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


early 19th century (made)


Spode Ceramic Works (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt


Height: 38.4 cm, Width: 21.0 cm

Object history note

Bought along with 347 to 351-1899 Japanese, Arita garniture from Miss H. Gulson for £130.

Descriptive line

Octagonal porcelain beaker, decorated in the Japanese style, Spode, England (Stoke-on-Trent), early 19th century




Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Cranes (birds); Scale pattern; Peonies; Flowers; Trees, Pine


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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