- Museum number
Vase; hard-paste porcelain; moulded; hexagonal with body tapering slightly towards base; narrow neck and spreading mouth; two mask handles with shell crowns from which depend festoons of applied flowers; painted in colours; floral designs in dark brown on yellow ground.
- Production date
- 1768-1770 (circa)
Diameter: 8.60 inches
Height: 30 centimetres
Height: 11.80 inches
Width: 22.10 centimetres (with handles)
- Curator's comments
- For a butter tub and cover with simuilar decoration see Bonhams, Fine British Ceramics, Enamels and European Glass, 6 June 2007, lot 324 (illus in colour). A coffee-pot with this distinctive decoration was with Simon Spero in 2005, see cat. no. 25.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Bristol Porcelain Bicentenary Exhibition 1770-1970, Bristol City Art Gallery 4th May - 27th June 1970, cat. no. 5
- Crack inside behind moulded heads. Two or three small chips to the base. Restoration on headdress- both sides.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number