- Museum number
Vase, porcelain, large, of trumpet-shaped form with a bulbous lower part, painted in colours and gilt with an exotic bird and Chinese flowering plants in rockery. Around the lower body are with five panels each containing a crysanthemum; upper part of foot gilt. Marked.
- Production date
- 1730-1733 (circa)
Diameter: 26.10 centimetres
Height: 34.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
A pair to this beaker vase, the collection of the late S.G. Brooksbank, London, was sold at Bonham's London, 2 July 2019, lot 32.
Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
A broad, trumpet-shaped vase rising from a bowl-shaped lower part with heavy foot. It is painted in bright enamel colours in 'indianische Blumen' style: flowering branches issue from rocks by a terrace on which is a stork-like bird with two smaller birds and a butterfly above, and on the lower part are four lappets, each with a puce flower with white foliage reserved on red, with green scale panels between. A gilt band surrounds the foot.
The shape of the lower part of the vase is characteristic of Arita porcelain, but in its decoration chinoiserie fantasy has essentially taken over. The 'Indian flowers' of Meissen at this time are in fact a cocktail of Chinese and Japanese elements.
The mark 'AR' - for 'Augustus Rex' - was added to porcelain originally intended for the royal palaces or as royal gifts.
H. Tait, 1962, Pl. XIII.
- On display (G46/dc16)
- Chip off neck rim.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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