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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery


1889 (designed), 1901 (dated)
Place of origin

Vase of earthenware painted in lustre. Painted with nude women.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Earthenware painted in lustre
Brief description
Vase of earthenware painted in lustre, designed by Walter Crane in 1889 and made by Maw & Co., Benthall Works, Jackfield, dated 1901.
Physical description
Vase of earthenware painted in lustre. Painted with nude women.
  • Height: 22.1cm
  • Width: 23.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'MAW & CO. LTD / SALOP / 1901 / JACKFIELD' (Maker's mark painted on base)
  • '4889' (painted on base)
  • (Signature in monogram of Walter Crane)
Gallery label
Vase Walter Crane, made by Maw & Co. (Ltd), Benthall Works, Jackfield, Shropshire, England, 1889 Mark: 'Maw & Co Ltd Salop 1901 Jackfield 4889', painted Earthenware painted in lustre Circ.312-1953(23/05/2008)
Object history
Also exhibited in Turin, 1902.
Made in the Benthall Works, Jackfield.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Art Journal Easter Annual. 1898, pp. 22&31, ill.
  • Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society : catalogue of the third exhibition, London : Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, 1890 no. 416
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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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