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Victoria ware vase featuring the signs of the zodiac and cover - 1880

Victoria ware vase featuring the signs of the zodiac and cover
    Victoria ware vase featuring the signs of the zodiac and cover

This Victoria ware vase is decorated with applied reliefs of swags, acanthus leaves and the signs of the zodiac. The cover's finial is in the form of a cherub and the vase has handles in the form of snakes. 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 swags, acanthus leaves and the signs of the zodiac. The cover's finial is in the form of a cherub and the vase has handles in the form of snakes. 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
    F 0984
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1880
  • Body: Bone china, parian
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: hand-enamelled, gilded, ornamented
  • Accession number: 10256
  • Dimensions: 320 mm (height), 185 mm (width, handle to handle), 140 mm (depth)

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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.