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  • Place of origin:

    Naples (made)

  • Date:

    1788 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled earthenware, applied, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mons. Albert Bichet

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 43, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Inverted pear-shaped body resting on a high spreading foot, concave neck, two scrolled loop handles with flowers and ribbons modelled and applied in relief, domed cover surmounted in a finial of similar applied flowers. On one side of the body is a large bouquet, on the other a group of melons and other fruit lying beside a pedastal supporting a bust. Smaller sprays of fruit and flowers decorate the cover and foot. The date is painted on the cover , the colours are blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese purple.

Place of Origin

Naples (made)


1788 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled earthenware, applied, painted


Height: 47.6 cm, Width: 28.3 cm

Descriptive line

Vase and cover, one of a pair, of enamelled earthenware, with applied decoration, painted in colours. Italian (Naples); 1788


Earthenware; Enamel; Material


Applied; Painting; Enamelling; Technique


Ceramics Collection

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