Vase Cover

late 17th century or early 18th century (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cover of a vase of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue. Circular and slightly convex, with an openwork gallery rising from the centre in the form of eight dolphins, four of which support a ring with their tails. Round the edge, within a border of chevron pattern, is a row of acanthus leaves in relief with conventional flowers painted in the intervals between them. On either side are two small scroll handles spotted with blue.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue
Brief Description
Cover of a vase of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, Rouen pottery factory, Rouen, late 17th century or early 18th century.
Physical Description
Cover of a vase of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue. Circular and slightly convex, with an openwork gallery rising from the centre in the form of eight dolphins, four of which support a ring with their tails. Round the edge, within a border of chevron pattern, is a row of acanthus leaves in relief with conventional flowers painted in the intervals between them. On either side are two small scroll handles spotted with blue.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.5cm
  • Diameter: 20.2cm
  • Weight: 0.530kg
Marks and Inscriptions
(No mark)
Credit line
Given by J. H. Fitzhenry
Object history
Formerly in the Waddington collection.
Production
Acquired as Dutch (Delft), reattributed as Rouen (1961).
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.659-1909

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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