Vase, white opaline glass, transfer-printed in deep yellow with a classical scene on one side and palmettes on the other. Gilded motifs on neck, rim and foot. Above the central seated figure is a scroll (?) with the Greek letters reading KALE, 'beautiful' in the feminine form (the fourth letter has been misunderstood).
- Made in: Stourbridge
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,West Midlands,Stourbridge)
- Height: 25 centimetres
Illustrated in B. Morris, 'Victorian Table Glass and Ornaments', London 1978, pl. 30, p. 56. For further discussion of Richardson's transfer-printed designs in the classical style, see C. Hajdamach, 'British Glass 1800-1914', Woodbridge 1991, pp. 99-100, col. pl. 9, fig. 71 and col. pl. 13, p. 136.
See also J. Rudoe and S. Solicari, 'Barbara Morris's Gifts to the British Museum and the V&A', in Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 34, 2010, pp. 14-19, fig. 9.
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Object reference number: MCT28768
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