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Flask

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Derby, England
  • DATES 1885
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (19.1 x 17.1 x 11 cm)
    MARKINGS On base: company logo printed in blue, impressed "4," and "5," gilder's mark "CR," and old paper label numbered "943."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.141
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flask of thickly molded flattened ovoid form, white bodied, surmounted by an oval mouth on a short flared neck, the body raised on four molded and applied scrolling feet with gilt decoration. The neck decorated with gilt neo-greque motifs with applied white porcelain round jewels, the body of celadon ground decorated with applied gilt lily pads and white lotus flowers, the reverse side similarly decorated. A pair of gilt opposing molded and applied laurel wreath handles, each attached to the flask's sides by a vertical, Vitruvian scroll border. Condition: Overall good condition, losses to applied porcelain flowers on reverse side, one flower completely missing.
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