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Ewer and stand

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jeannest, Pierre-Emile, born 1813 - died 1857 (modeller)
    Minton (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Parian ware, moulded in relief and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2791&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case L, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Ewer and stand of 'Parian ware,' moulded in relief and gilded. The ewer has an ovoid body decorated on the front with two nude figures of boys reclining on a double bracket between two monsters, terminating in symmetrical scrolled stems with foliage, amongst which are birds. The neck is gadrooned and has a lion's mask on the front. The mouth has a foliated edge and projecting lip. The handle is in the form of a winged monster. The foot is scalloped and has a knob on the stem. The rim of the circular stand is decorated with three shields supported by pairs of demi-figures of cupids terminating in symmetrical leafy scrolls amongst which are birds; the edge is moulded with quatrefoils.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)

Date

1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Jeannest, Pierre-Emile, born 1813 - died 1857 (modeller)
Minton (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Parian ware, moulded in relief and gilded

Object history note

Obtained from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Ewer and stand of 'Parian ware', moulded in relief and gilded, modelled by Pierre-Emile Jeannest, Minton & Co., Stoke-on-Trent, 1851.

Materials

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques

Moulded; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Birds; Scrolling foliage; Monsters; Cupids; Leaf scrolls; Quatrefoils; Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Parian ware; Great Exhibition

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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