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Centrepiece

Centrepiece

  • Place of origin:

    Zürich (possibly, made)
    Vienna (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Blanche L. Eck

  • Museum number:

    710 to B-1893

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 8 []

Physical description

Centrepiece made up of three sections. White porcelain, in three tiers, with a basket at the top. The lowest tiers is in the form of an arbour with four arched openings, each with a balcony. The corners are scrolled, with shells at the bottom and heads ending in scrolls at the top. The central tier consists of a pedestal with lattice-work sides and scrolled corners, supporting shells with helmeted heads above, and ending in scrolls. On the third tier are four dolphins resting against a palm-tree in the centre and supporting shells on their heads. Four smaller shells are supported by palm-tree which is surmounted by the lattice-work basket. The whole stands on a base with four incurved sides and is painted and gilded with bands, diaper and floral sprays.

Place of Origin

Zürich (possibly, made)
Vienna (possibly, made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 60.9 cm, Width: 28.9 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Centrepiece made up of three sections, in white porcelain, painted and gilded, possibly made in Zürich or Vienna, 18th century

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Palm; Scrolls; Flowers; Dolphins; Head; Diaper

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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