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Pot-pourri vase: C.11 & A-1983

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Maker(s)

Pratt, William (Factory)

Description

White stoneware with pale blue applied reliefs of figures in classical dress, vine leafs and bunches of grapes.

White stoneware with pale blue applied reliefs. Of truncated conical form with scalloped rim, standing on a low foot; reel-shaped cover with scalloped rim, pierced by eight holes, resting inside the rim of the vase. On either side of the vase there are imitation ring and shell handles between which are reliefs: a woman in classical dress, seated playing the harp, flanked by two slight shrubs; a shepherdess in classical dress, seated between two trees, accompanied by a sleeping dog. Above and below there are bands of vine leafs and bunches of grapes. There is a similar band on the cover below the scalloped rim. On the foot, above and below the lower band of simulated beading, repeated on the cover. On the vase there is also a band of small vertical lines.

Notes

History note: Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve), Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.0 cm
Width: 10.6 cm

Relative size of this object

10.6 cm16 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983) by Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve)

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1780 CE - 1799 CE

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Body Decoration

Materials used in production

white and pale blue Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pratt
  • Location: Underside of foot
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11 & A-1983
Primary reference Number: 71312
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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