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Victoria ware vase and cover - 1880

Victoria ware vase and cover
    Victoria ware vase and cover

This Victoria ware vase is decorated with gilding and hand-enameling. The cover's finial is in the form of an acorn and the handles are in the form of satyrs. 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 gilding and hand-enameling. The cover's finial is in the form of an acorn and the handles are in the form of satyrs. 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
    (Portland vase device)
    [Printed in green]
  • Year produced: 1880
  • Body: Bone china, parian
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: moulded, hand-enamelled, gilded
  • Accession number: 5741
  • Dimensions: 224 mm (height), 140 mm (width, handle to handle), 97 mm (depth)

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  • 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.

  • 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.