- Museum number
Vessel; earthenware, red body, of dimpled double-gourd shape, with streaked yellow brown glaze on upper part, merging to bottle green and turquoise below; applied gilded decoration of cloud motifs.
- Production date
1879-1882 (made between)
Height: 20.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from J. Rudoe, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950. A catalogue of the British Museum collection'. 2nd ed. no.100.
For a full discussion of Christopher Dresser and the Linthorpe Pottery see Curatorial Comment for cat. 96 (OA 10711) in Decorative Arts 1850-1950.
For a similar double-gourd vase with model number 327, see Dennis, R. and Jesse, J., 'Christopher Dresser 1834-1904', exhibition catalogue, London, Fine Art Society, 1972, no. 38. See also a gourd vase in the Dorman Museum with the model number 140 ( Collins, M., 'Christopher Dresser 1834-1904', exhibition catalogue, London, Camden Arts Centre and Middlesbrough, Dorman Museum, 1979, no. 128). The gilded decoration on the British Museum vase is unusual and it is likely that it was added by the factory.
Two designs for gourd vases are included in Dresser's design and account book among a group of sketches headed 'Aug. 29th 1881. Sent to }. Harrison Esq. 41 Designs for Linthorpe' ( Joppien, R., Christopher Dresser, ein Viktorianische Designer, exhibition catalogue, Cologne, Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1981, 23).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number