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Vase and cover

Vase and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1762-68 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Thrown and turned porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilded

  • Museum number:

    C.175:1, 2-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 10, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Vase of porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilded. With raised gilt swirls on foot, two gilt double-scroll handles and gilt scrolled handle on cover. Maroon/dark pink ground with central white reserve with painted flowers including rose and pansy. The reserve on the opposite side is painted with lovers by an urn, with two cupids with flame and arrow. The man removes his mask and puts down his watering-can and staff.

Place of Origin

Chelsea (made)


ca. 1762-68 (made)


Chelsea Porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Thrown and turned porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

indistinct but including numbers "12" and "14"


Height: 38.8 cm, Width: 29 cm, Diameter: 15.8 cm

Descriptive line

Vase and cover of porcelain, Chelsea Porcelain factory, Chelsea, probably ca. 1762-68

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

Mallet, J.V.G., 'Chelsea Gold Anchor Vases, I: The Forms', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol.17, Part 1, 1999, p. 142




Thrown; Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Urns; Putti; Lovers; Flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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