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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, glazed, gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss H. M. Gulson in memory of Mr J. Spode.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 16, shelf 4

Physical description

Vase, one of a pair, decorated with classical subjects in gilding on a blue ground. Pear-shaped body with spreading mouth and foot, and two mask handles. On the body are two panels, the one containing a thyrsus leaning against a pedestal, and the other a bowl of fruit; the remaining surface is decorated with arabesques. Round the neck and foot are rows of white bead ornament.

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, made)


ca. 1830 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, glazed, gilt


Height: 25.1 cm, Width: 11.1 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with 377-1899.

Descriptive line

Porcelain vase, one of a pair, decorated with classical subjects in gilding on a blue ground, probably France (Paris), about 1830

Production Note

Acquired as Spode, probably because it was owned by a descendent of the Spode family and came to the Museum with a large collection of Spode.


Hard paste porcelain


Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Thyrsus; Arabesques; Fruit


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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