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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-65 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze and with applied decoration

  • Museum number:

    C.15-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A, shelf 1

Physical description

Vase or bottle of soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze and with applied decoration. Ovoid shape with a long-neck, and the neck has a bulge below the rim, which is slightly out-turned. Wedge-shaped foot rim. Decorated with four descending chains of flowers and leaves applied in high relief. These curve inwards towards each other at the bottom. Horizontal bands of flower-heads round the lip, above and below the bulge in the neck and round the foot. On the front is painted a figure in a landscape with a castle in the background. A large butterfly is above his head. On the reverse are figures of two Chinese sages below the branch of a tree. There are sprays of flowers painted on the sides and sprigs on the bulge of the neck.

Place of Origin

Bow (made)

Date

ca. 1760-65 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze and with applied decoration

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm approx.

Object history note

One of a pair with C.15A-1975.
Probably formely collection of Dr John Ainslie (see References)

Descriptive line

Vase or bottle of soft-paste porcelain painted with underglaze and with applied decoration, Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1760-65

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

For another pair of this shape, but painted in enamels, see Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain: the Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman (1982), cat. 163 (where dated ca. 1765)
Probably the same pair illustrated Watney, Bernard. English blue and white porcelain of the eighteenth century, 2nd ed., London: Faber and Faber, 1973, pl. 17A, where dated ca. 1760 and credited as formerly Ainslie Collection

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Applied

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Flowers; Tree; Landscapes; Figures; Butterfly

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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