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Vase and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1783-1784 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Soare, Thomas (gilded)
    Soare, Thomas (gilded by)
    Kauffman, Angelica, born 1741 - died 1807 (artist)
    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.263-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case G, shelf 2

Physical description

Vase and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Vase with concave moulding on the shoulder and two small handles rising from grotesque masks. High foot rising from a square plinth. Decorated with acanthus foliage in relief and coloured blue and with an oval medallion on either side of the body, reserved on a ground of close vertical gilt striped painted in grey monochrome, one with a landscape and the other with a Celadon and Amelia after Angelica Kauffman. Domed cover surmounted by a conical top.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1783-1784 (made)

Artist/maker

Soare, Thomas (gilded)
Soare, Thomas (gilded by)
Kauffman, Angelica, born 1741 - died 1807 (artist)
Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'D' under a crown on the top of the plinth
In gold

Dimensions

Height: 33.3 cm

Object history note

Part of a set of three vases C.263 to B-1935. The figure paintings are after a painting by Angelica Kauffmann.

Descriptive line

Vase and fixed cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Derby, ca. 1783-1784.

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

Mitchell, Stephen. The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed Batons Useful Wares. London: SGM Books, 2007, Pl. 8.

Production Note

Gilding attributed to Thomas Soare by Stephen Mitchell, 2007, who dated the vases to 1783-4. The figure scene of celadon and Amelia is copied from a print by Angelic Kauffman published in 1782. Garnitures with this subject were offered for sale in the factory's auction of May 1783.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Masks; Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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