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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1764-68 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, with relief decoration gilt and painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Arthur James

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 4

Physical description

Vase of "mazarin" blue ground, body of amphora-shape with thin elongated neck and foot spreading to a square pedestal-base. The relief decoration consists of swags of grapes and vine-leaves in high relief and heavily gilt, festooning the shoulder of the vase. Two satyr-masks, painted in enamels of natural flesh-tints and wearing gilt chaplets of the vine, are applied at the shoulder; their horns, shaded with purple, arch up to form handles. On the body, insects and leaves in tooled gilding. On foot and neck formal gilt borders.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1764-68 (made)


Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, with relief decoration gilt and painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

A gold anchor


Height: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, soft-paste porcelain, blue ground with relief decoration gilt and painted in enamels; Chelsea Porcelain factory, England (London), ca. 1764-68

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mallet, J.V.G., 'Chelsea Gold Anchor Vases, I: The Forms', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol.17, Part 1, 1999, p. 147, fig.36


Soft paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed; Gilt; Relief

Subjects depicted

Grapes; Satyrs; Vine scrolls


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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