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Vase and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Copeland & Garrett (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2779&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case L, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Vase and cover of porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilded, in imitation of Sèvres porcelain. Elongated ovoid body, with perforated border and a gilt female mask in relief on either side; the lower part decorated with gilt acanthus foliage in relief. High foot rising from a square plinth with incurved corners, domed perforated cover with knob in the form of a cone. On either side of the body is a circular panel, reserved in white, on a rose Pompadour ground and surrounded by gilt scrolls. One panel encloses a trophy of musical instruments suspended by a ribbon, the other a basket of fruit and flowers painted in colours. Round the cover is a wreath of flowers.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Copeland & Garrett (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 15.6 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Vase and cover of porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilded, Copeland & Garrett., Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1850.

Materials

Porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Fruit; Scrolls; Masks (design elements); Acanthus

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Great Exhibition

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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