A WILLIAM IV ALABASTER-MOUNTED BLUE JOHN TWO-HANDLED VASE
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A WILLIAM IV ALABASTER-MOUNTED BLUE JOHN TWO-HANDLED VASE

DERBYSHIRE, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A WILLIAM IV ALABASTER-MOUNTED BLUE JOHN TWO-HANDLED VASE
DERBYSHIRE, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The broad shaped body with everted rim on spreading socle with reeded alabaster handles on later black marble plinth, the handles later coloured
11 ½ in. (29 cm.) high; 14 in. (36 cm.) wide
Provenance
Randolph, Hertfordshire, where acquired, 14 June 1962.
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Lot Essay

The substantial blue john specimens used in this impressive vase or urn appear to display the distinctive character of the 'Old Dining Room Vein', discovered in the Blue John Cavern, Treak Cliff Hill, Derbyshire (see, T.D. Ford, Derbyshire Blue John, Ashbourne, 2000, pp. 32-34.)
A vase of near dentical design, retaining a larger alabaster-mounted plinth, was advertised for sale by Stair and Company, New York, in The Antique Collector, November issue, 1989.

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