Vase and Cover

ca. 1783-1784 (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
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Place Of Origin

Vase and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Vase with concave moulding on the shoulder and two small handles rising from grotesque masks. High foot rising from a square plinth. Decorated with acanthus foliage in relief and coloured blue and with an oval medallion on either side of the body, reserved on a ground of close vertical gilt striped painted in grey monochrome, one with a landscape and the other with a Celadon and Amelia after Angelica Kauffman. Domed cover surmounted by a conical top.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded
Brief Description
Vase and fixed cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Derby, ca. 1783-1784.
Physical Description
Vase and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Vase with concave moulding on the shoulder and two small handles rising from grotesque masks. High foot rising from a square plinth. Decorated with acanthus foliage in relief and coloured blue and with an oval medallion on either side of the body, reserved on a ground of close vertical gilt striped painted in grey monochrome, one with a landscape and the other with a Celadon and Amelia after Angelica Kauffman. Domed cover surmounted by a conical top.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'D' under a crown on the top of the plinth (In gold)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Herbert Allen
Object history
Part of a set of three vases C.263 to B-1935. The figure paintings are after a painting by Angelica Kauffmann.
Production
Gilding attributed to Thomas Soare by Stephen Mitchell, 2007, who dated the vases to 1783-4. The figure scene of celadon and Amelia is copied from a print by Angelic Kauffman published in 1782. Garnitures with this subject were offered for sale in the factory's auction of May 1783.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Mitchell, Stephen. The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed Batons Useful Wares. London: SGM Books, 2007, Pl. 8.
  • The Age of Neo-Classicism, London : Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972No. 1445
Collection
Accession Number
C.263-1935

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