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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-68 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Potpourri vase of soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded. Of inverted pear-shape raised on four scroll and acanthus feet, the necks piercede, the handles of elaborate rococo form, the covers pierced and each with a slot corresponding with a projection in the mouth of the vase. One side painted with a scene of cattle and herdsmen in Flemish style, and on the other with exotic birds amongst vegetation in landscapes, both panels surrounded by floral garlands in gilding and reserved on a claret ground; the neck, feet, handles and covers partly plain white and partly picked out in claret and gilding.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1758-68 (made)


Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 37 cm

Object history note

Formerly Jones Collection

Descriptive line

Pair of potpourri vases and covers, Chelsea porcelain, ca. 1758-68




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

J.V.G. Mallet. Chelsea Gold Anchor Vases I: The Forms. English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol. 17, part 1, pp. 126-163. This pair of vases belong to the Dudley class (the name derives from the only surviving garniture of seven Gold Anchor Chelsea vases, named after one of its previous owners, Lord Dudley, now at Upton House. '....The influence of the Vincennes pot pourry à jour on the shapes united to form the Dudley garniture is not very obvious, yet three of the forms have the four splayed scroll feet suggestive of that model. All four, however are of oval section, presenting two main views and with variously shaped scroll handles on the thin sides.' p.150


Soft paste porcelain




Ceramics Collection

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