Vase in the form of an eel trap

English (London)
about 1752–58
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Dimensions

Overall: 25.4 x 12.7 x 15.2 cm (10 x 5 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

30.306

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

Inscription

Paper label: Alfred E. Hutton Collection No. 87"

Markings

Mark: Red Anchor

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] A similar vase is illustrated in "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery (1925) from the Alfred Hutton Collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine