London, South Kensington
19 October 2000
A garniture of three Davenport 'chalcedony' earthenware vases
the shouldered oviform bodies applied with quilin-head handles, each painted in russet shades with fruit, the reverse with a lesser spray, between gilt bands below key pattern borders, the handles painted to imitate bronze, circa 1815 (one of the smaller vases with a chipped handle, some light scratches), the tallest -- 20cm. highSee illustration (3)
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Cf. Terrence A. Lockett and Geoffrey Godden, Davenport China, Eartrhenware & Glass 1794-1887 (1989), p.147, pl. IX for a related plant pot and p.264, pl.304 for the shape.
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