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Victoria ware vase - 1880

Victoria ware vase
    Victoria ware vase

This Victoria ware vase is decorated with applied reliefs of acanthus leaves, swags and a figurative scene. The piece is in either the bone china or parian body and was made between c.1880-90.

This Victoria ware vase is decorated with applied reliefs of acanthus leaves, swags and a figurative scene. The piece is in either the bone china or parian body and was made between c.1880-90.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1880
  • Body: Bone china, parian
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: hand-enamelled, gilded, ornamented
  • Accession number: 3982
  • Dimensions: 286 mm (height), 135 mm (width, handle to handle)

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  • Parian Ware

    Parian Ware

    Parian - a type of bisque porcelain. Named after the Greek island of Paros (renowned for its fine textured white marble of the same name), Parian was designed to imitate carved marble. It could be prepared in liquid form and cast in a mould thus enabling mass production.

  • Bone china

    Bone china

    A porcelain made from clay and feldspathic rock with the addition of about 50 percent of calcined animal bone. Josiah Wedgwood II introduced bone china at the Wedgwood Etruria factory in 1812.