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Pilgrim Bottle

1872-3
Artist/Maker

Pilgrim bottle or flask painted with a female portrait on one side and a bird on the other side. The portrait is in side profile and depicts a woman with light brown hair tied up with a blue ribbon and a band of pink and white flowers. She has a blue earring and white robed dress with blue details. The ground is navy blue and she is surrounded by a circular border of flowers, leaves and birds. On the other side of the vase a bird sits on a branch surrounded by leaves and flowers. The foot, lip and two small round handles of the bottle are glazed in dark blue with gilded edges.


Object details
Object type
Brief description
Pilgrim bottle, painted by Eliza Jameson Strutt, Minton Art Pottery, England, 1872-3
Physical description
Pilgrim bottle or flask painted with a female portrait on one side and a bird on the other side. The portrait is in side profile and depicts a woman with light brown hair tied up with a blue ribbon and a band of pink and white flowers. She has a blue earring and white robed dress with blue details. The ground is navy blue and she is surrounded by a circular border of flowers, leaves and birds. On the other side of the vase a bird sits on a branch surrounded by leaves and flowers. The foot, lip and two small round handles of the bottle are glazed in dark blue with gilded edges.
Dimensions
  • Height: 34.5cm
  • Width: 26.6cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Minton's Art Pottery Studio Kensington Gore (printed mark)
  • EJS (painted monogram for Eliza Jameson Strutt)
  • E.M 351 365 263 (painted, and another unknown painted monogram (box with an R))
Credit line
Gift of Ian and Rita Smythe
Object history
Shape no. 1498.
Bibliographic reference
Illustrated in Jones, J. Minton: The first Two Hundred Years of Design and Production. 1993. Swan Hill Press. p.223.
Collection
Accession number
C.91-2018

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Record createdSeptember 6, 2018
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