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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Derby Porcelain factory
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
Bequeathed by Herbert Allen
date_end
1775-12-31
date_start
1770-01-01
date_text
1770-1775 (made)
descriptive_line
Vase and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, mounted on a richly gilded pedestal, Derby Porcelain factory, Derby, 1770-1775.
dimensions
Height: 25.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 118d
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
One of a pair with C.210&A-1935.
id
9910
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:53:23.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:53:23.000Z
latitude
52.925171
location
British Galleries, room 118d, case 2
longitude
-1.48368
marks
materials
soft-paste porcelain, enamels
materials_techniques
Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, pierced and gilded
museum_number
C.210B&C-1935
museum_number_token
c2101935
object_number
O79164
object_type
Candle vase and cover
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Vase and cover of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Mounted on a richly gilded pedestal. The ground of the body and cover are in pale salmon colour. [Cover] Cover with a knob in the form of a cone.
place
Derby
primary_image_id
2006AM5498
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type This vase is one of a pair (C.210&A-1935) that have reversible covers with candle sockets. They would probably have been set out together with their pedestals on a domestic mantelpiece, possibly in front of a mirror. Small vases on pedestals were also set out on dining tables during the dessert course of grand meals, although such vases were usually unglazed. A London sale of Derby porcelain held in 1771 included 'four curious small antique vases and pedestals for a dessert', which realized £1 12s. The Derby factory was swift to exploit the popularity of vases around 1770, when the fashionable world adopted the 'antique' vase as a symbol of the new Neo-classical style of interior decoration. Trading The Derby factory aimed at the top end of the market and sold much of its output from factory showrooms in London's Covent Garden. These were handsomely fitted out, and sales were not confined to dealers, but were directed to private customers as well. The factory also held auctions in London and had agents elsewhere, notably Bath. One London auction of 1773 included a pair of vases similar to these. They were described as 'a pair of curious antique urns and pedestals' with goat's-head handles and gilding, and realized nearly £10 (about four times the weekly wage of Derby's modellers).
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rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
candle-vase-and-derby-porcelain-factory
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted, gilded, pierced
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1775
year_start
1770