31 October 1996
BRITISH DECORATIVE ARTS
A glazed earthenware 'Persian' vase
By William de Morgan, circa 1885
Of shouldered form, decorated in Isnik palate with typically formalised pomegranate flowers, turquoise band around the rim
15in. (38cm.) high
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The unstable nature of the bonding of the glaze to the body on this piece would indicate that it was an experimental example.
We are grateful to Richard Dennis for his help in identifying this vase.
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