London, South Kensington
28 November 2002
A Derby Crown Porcelain Co. dark-blue-ground pot-pourri vase and pierced cover
Year cyphers for 1886, printed crowned marks in iron-red, pattern number 408/1846, retailer's marks for A.B.DANIELL.& SON, 46.WIGMORE.STREET.LONDON.W.
Of lobed globular form, gilt and enriched in iron-red with birds perched among branches of peony and chrysanthemum, beneath a band gilt with stylised flower-heads within a diaper-pattern section alternating flower-heads within shaped cartouches beneath floral ornament, the slightly flared neck moulded and gilt with rosettes reserved on a ground splashed with gilt, the interior of the neck painted in brown and similarly gilt, the slightly domed cover pierced with acanthus leaves between dark-blue ground bands gilt with beaded ornament, with pierced ball finial (cover restored, neck of vase restored)
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
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