Ewer

ca. 1825-30 (made)
Ewer thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Ewer of bone china, painted with enamels and gilded. Ovoid body rising from a group of rushes and surmounted by a figure of a swan, the neck of which forms the handle, and the outspread wings the spout. The rushes and swan are gilded on a white ground. The body is painted on either side with flowers on a pale yellow ground.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bone china, painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Ewer of bone china, painted with enamels and gilded, H. & R. Daniel, probably ca. 1825-30
Physical Description
Ewer of bone china, painted with enamels and gilded. Ovoid body rising from a group of rushes and surmounted by a figure of a swan, the neck of which forms the handle, and the outspread wings the spout. The rushes and swan are gilded on a white ground. The body is painted on either side with flowers on a pale yellow ground.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Single Proveins Rose' (Written in red on the base)
  • 'Ever-blowing Rose' (Written in red on the base)
  • 'Auricular' (Written in red on the base)
  • 'Convolvulus or Bind-weed' (Written in red on the base)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Herbert Allen
Object history
One of a pair with C.559A-1935

Acquired as Coalport
Production
The shape is copied from a pair of Sèvres porcelain ewers of 1781 in the Royal Collections that George IV bought in 1812
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Peter Luscombe, '2012 Challenge Cup Winning Swan Lipped Ewer', Daniel Ceramic Circle Newsletter, no. 31, May 2013, p. 9
Collection
Accession Number
C.559-1935

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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