Lidded vase

English (London)
about 1760
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Dimensions

Overall: 31.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (12 1/2 x 7 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

30.318a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Hexagonal vase and cover. Each panel painted with Chinese merchants of various occupations, brilliantly painted in various colors. The border band at topand bottom is of brick red ground and has a conventional design in light and dark blue and gold. Gilded edges, band and finial.

Inscription

unmarked

Provenance

By 1925, Alfred E. Hutton [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)

NOTES:
[1] See R. Blunt, ed., "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery," 1925, p. 38, no. 83. At the time of both publications, this object was in Alfred E. Hutton's collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine