Vase in the form of an eel trap
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)
Overall: 25.4 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm (10 x 6 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration
Not On View
One of a pair of white vases formed as eelpots with bulrushes at either side in natural colors, ducks at base colored red, yellow, green and pink plumage.Gilded horizontal bands on body and small gilded rope handles.
Mark: Red Anchor
By 1925, probably Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)
A similar vase is illustrated in "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery (1925) from the Alfred Hutton Collection.
Gift of Richard C. Paine