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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1823 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Mellor

  • Museum number:

    C.28-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 50, shelf 1

Physical description

Semi-ovoid body with flat shoulder, and low neck of concave profile. The vase stands on a square pedestal base. Painted on one side with a rendering of Leda and the Swan in tones of blue and manganese-purple with a plant in yellow and bluish-green to the right. On the other side, Venus and Cupid, the latter carrying a sheaf of what appears to be corn. All painted in the same colours. Between these two representations, a town in the distance is painted. The base of the vase is painted with simulated fluting, and the square plinth is marbled.

Place of Origin

Germany (probably, made)

Date

1823 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

Marks and inscriptions

N.J. Grewe
P.H
E.M
painted in manganese-purple

Dimensions

Height: 12 in taken from Register

Historical context note

Note in Register: Rendering of Venus and Cupid probably after Fialetti.

Descriptive line

Vase of buff earthenware covered with a tin glaze and painted in colorus. Probably German, dated 1823.

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Swan

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Faience

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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