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Sugar-bowl and cover; hard-paste porcelain; straight sides, turned at foot and rim; domed cover surmounted by mushroom finial; decorated with buildings, birds, trees and flowers in gold in Chinese style; marked.
- Production date
Height: 12.30 centimetres (with cover)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1985
The short-lived Vezzi factory managed to produce extremely competently made pieces, which were often quite simply decorated with chinoiseries. This form is probably based on a metal prototype.
The bowl and cover is apparently earlier than the bowl with chinoiserie decoration dated November 1727, acquired from the estate of Earl Spencer at Althorp and presented by the British Museum Society in 1978 (inv. 1978,0501.1; see Hugh Tait, 'In pursuit of porcelain', The British Museum Society Bulletin, no. 29, November 1978, pp. 9-13).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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