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Vase, one of a pair

Origin: England, London
OH: 9 1/8"
Soft-paste porcelain
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1971-3371,2
Pair of hexagonal vases in white, each with two ch'ih handles and relief molded decoration in the form of flowers prunus branches. Unmarked.
Label:Both the shape of these vases and their prunus decoration seem to be pure Chinese. Therefore, they may have a Chinese porcelain prototype. The shape was copied by other English porcelain factories as well. Worcester examples with painted, rather than raised, decoration were made about the same time as these. At least three other Chelsea examples are recorded, including one with the flowers and branches picked out in enamel colors.
Provenance:Mrs. L. Massey
The Lady Emily Reigate, London
Tilley & Co.