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Acquired in 1885 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Derby Porcelain factory
attributions_note
bibliography
Clifford, Timothy. Polidoro and English Design. Connoisseur. August 1976, vol. 192. pp. 282-291. After a vase painted by Polidoro da Caravaggio on the Palazzo Milese, Rome, probably by way of an etching published by G.B. Galestruzzi in 1658.
collection_code
CER
credit
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
date_end
1774-12-31
date_start
1773-01-01
date_text
1773-1774 (made)
descriptive_line
Vase of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels, and with an oviform body and two loop handles in the form of a dolphin issuing from a lion's leg which rests on a sheep's head, made by Derby Porcelain factory, Derby, 1773-1774.
dimensions
Height: 40 cm, Width: 22.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 118d
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historical_significance
history_note
id
11904
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:03:44.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:03:44.000Z
latitude
52.925171
location
British Galleries, room 118d, case 2
longitude
-1.48368
marks
materials
soft-paste porcelain
materials_techniques
Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels
museum_number
414:437-1885
museum_number_token
4144371885
object_number
O79633
object_type
Vase
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
Vase of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels, and with an oviform body decorated round the shoulder on each side with a grotesque mask flanked by lions above a band of conventional ornament below which are rosettes and festoons of foliage, with two loop handles in the form of a dolphin issuing from a lion's leg which rests on a sheep's head, and the upper part and the short expanding neck are spirally fluted, and a high foot is decorated with acanthus-foliage, supported on a square plinth, and decorated in relief and reserved in white on a turquoise-blue ground.
place
Derby
primary_image_id
2006AF5996
production_note
The design is taken from a print by G.B. Galestruzzi, published in 1658 and based on Decoration by Polidoro da Caravaggio (born in Bergamo, Italy, 1490, died after 1535)
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type The decoration of this vase was left unfinished, probably because of a minor flaw (other vases of this shape have gilding). The vase was probably purely ornamental and intended to be displayed on a mantelpiece or other domestic furnishing. A Derby auction catalogue of 1773 states that 'Antique' vases were 'particularly adapted for the Decoration of Chimney Pieces, Cabinets, Toilets. &c.' This particular vase, however, is too large for a glazed cabinet or lady's dressing table. Design & Designing The market for vases in the 'antique' style grew rapidly in the late 1760s, as the Neo-classical style gained ground. The demand for them was so great that, in addition to copying genuine Greek and Roman antiquities, manufacturers copied vase designs, usually prints, of the 16th to 18th centuries. This vase reproduces one that the 16th-century Italian artist Polidoro da Caravaggio painted on the facade of the Palazzo Milesi in Rome in the 1520s. Derby's immediate source for the design was probably a print by Giovan Battista Galestruzzi (born 1618; died after 1681). Engravings after 'Polydoro' are listed in an inventory of prints owned by the Derby factory in 1791. Polidoro's fantastic vase designs were also copied by the painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), who used them as background devices in his portraits.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
vase-derby-porcelain-factory
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted
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updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1774
year_start
1773