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Vase & Cover, Garniture

ca. 1770
Origin: England, Worcester
Overall: 11 7/8 x 5 1/4in. (30.2cm)
Porcelain, soft-paste
Museum Purchase, Mrs. Owen L. Coon (Louise)
Acc. No. 1990-149,2A&B
Hexagonal shape with slight tapering sides to the bottom and a tall neck. Subtly diagonal gilt lines create ground for the body and are painted behind floral sprays and sprigs of large and medium sizes in varying green shades. Decoration also overlaps borders above and below. Foot border contains circular gilt wreaths with 5 dots inside each. The upper border has a gilt floral design with slight double "S"-scrolls, one thicker than the other, interspersed between each flower. The neck has gilt dentil top and bottom edges and a border design of gilt vertical lines.

The domed cover is also hexagonal with a gilded acorn finial and projecting flange. It is decorated in the same style as the vase, except with only the top floral border around the base.