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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1815 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (painter)
    Barr, Flight & Barr (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in colours and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Herbert Eccles, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.243-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 7

Physical description

Vase of porcelain painted in colours and gilded. Crater shaped. Gilt foliated scrolls symmetrically arranged on a deep blue ground. On one side is an oval medallion showing Ophelia about to fall into the stream, referring to a scene from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Two gilt handles in the form of eagles, and with a square foot.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1815 (made)

Artist/maker

Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (painter)
Barr, Flight & Barr (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in colours and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'BFB' [under a crown]
Impressed

'Flight Barr & Barr Royal Porcelain Works Worcester London House No. 1 Coventry Street'
Written in black

'Hamlet Act 4 / Down her weedy trophies and herself / Fell in the weeping brook'
Inscribed on the base

Dimensions

Height: 12.7 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Vase of porcelain painted in colours and gilded, painted by Thomas Baxter, Barr, Flight & Barr, Worcester, ca. 1815.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Foliated; Medallion; Eagles; Woman

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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