Vase

ca. 1820 (made)
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

The stopper is in the shape of a trumpet with the mouth downwards. Round the lower part is a formal gilt border on white and above it gilt ornament on a salmon ground. Gilt knob. The neck is wide at the bottom. waisted in the middle, and flaring again at the top. The decoration is on the same principal as the stopper. On the body on one side is a panel with a scene showing a warrior, a chariot and horses, three damsels and a winged figure and described on the bottom as the Triumph of Mercy. On the other side is a broad band of gilt festooned ornament on a salmon ground and borders round the top and bottom with gilt ornament on a white ground. Ring handles.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Vase
  • Cover
  • Cover
  • Stand
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Root pot, two covers and stand of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, possibly painted by Thomas Baxter. English (Chamberlain & Co., Worcester); about 1820
Physical Description
The stopper is in the shape of a trumpet with the mouth downwards. Round the lower part is a formal gilt border on white and above it gilt ornament on a salmon ground. Gilt knob. The neck is wide at the bottom. waisted in the middle, and flaring again at the top. The decoration is on the same principal as the stopper. On the body on one side is a panel with a scene showing a warrior, a chariot and horses, three damsels and a winged figure and described on the bottom as the Triumph of Mercy. On the other side is a broad band of gilt festooned ornament on a salmon ground and borders round the top and bottom with gilt ornament on a white ground. Ring handles.
Dimensions
  • Height: 32.4cm
  • Diameter: 15.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Chamberlains Worcester' (In gold)
Credit line
Given by Herbert Eccles, Esq.
Object history
'The Triumph of Mercy' was painted by William Artaud ca. 1788.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Godden, Geoffrey. Chamberlain-Worcester Porcelain; 1788-1852. London : Barrie & Jenkins, 1982.
Collection
Accession Number
C.250&A to C-1919

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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