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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Quintal Flower Holder

Vase
ca. 1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Scalloped and fluted flower vase on pedestal foot. Rococo-style decoration with two c-shaped scrolls forming a cartouche containing a rose. Cream painted with green and purple details.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleQuintal Flower Holder (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware
Brief description
'Quintal Flower Holder' vase, lead-glazed earthenware, made at the factory of Enoch Wood, Burlsem, ca. 1790
Physical description
Scalloped and fluted flower vase on pedestal foot. Rococo-style decoration with two c-shaped scrolls forming a cartouche containing a rose. Cream painted with green and purple details.
Marks and inscriptions
'WOOD' (impressed)
Gallery label
Vase, "Quintal Flower Holder" Made at the factory of Enoch Wood, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1790 Mark: WOOD", impressed Lead-glazed earthenware C.11-1938 Given by Sir George Murray, K.B.E.(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Given by Sir George Murray KBE
Historical context
The term 'quintal' was used at the time of production to describe flower holders of this shape with five protusions. However 'quintal' technically refers to a measurement of a hundred, therefore it appears to be a misnomer. In 18th century catalogues the design is also referred to as 'quintal flower horn' (Leeds Pottery and Castleford Pottery) or 'five-fingered flower-pot' (Whitehead Pottery).
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.11-1938

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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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