London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A Derby turquoise-ground five piece garniture of vases and covers
each painted in the manner of Withers with loose sprays of flowers within gilt roundels tooled with fretting, below lesser roundels, the reverse with similar panels, comprising: three oviform vases and covers with flower finials and double-scroll handles, and two inverted baluster vases with flared necks and scroll-moulded handles, circa 1770 (restoration, and minor damages), the tallest -- 25cm. high
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This fashionable shapes are seen at Worcester, Derby and Chelsea. The sky-blue-ground colour is derived from the Sèvres bleu celeste with varying degrees of success.
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