Sugar Caster

ca. 1740-ca. 1750 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cylindrical sugar caster. Domed cover decorated with floral patterns in blue and red and pierced with rosette-shaped perforations, surmounted by a moulted finial. The body painted in colours with men in Chinese dress, buildings and plants


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours
Brief Description
Tin-glazed earthenware sugar caster, made by Rouen pottery factory, France, ca. 1740-ca. 1750
Physical Description
Cylindrical sugar caster. Domed cover decorated with floral patterns in blue and red and pierced with rosette-shaped perforations, surmounted by a moulted finial. The body painted in colours with men in Chinese dress, buildings and plants
Dimensions
  • Height: 21.0cm
  • Diameter: 9.0cm
  • Weight: 0.350kg
Marks and Inscriptions
'H' [?] painted in dark green
Credit line
Given by J. H. Fitzhenry
Object history
Acquisition type: Gift
Production
Acquired as Rouen, mid-18th century; labelled as Rouen, c. 1750 in 1953. For a comparable Rouen caster see Dorothée Guillemé Brulon, Paris & Rouen - Sources et rayonnement, Histoire de la Faïence Francaise, Paris, 1998, p. 35.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.635-1909

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record createdJune 7, 2004
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