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Collection

An image of Vase and cover by Derby
Alternate image of Vase and cover by Derby

Derby

(England 1750 – )

Title
Vase and cover
Year
circa 1758
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

25.1 x 18.1 x 10.6 cm:

a - vase; 21.2 x 18.1 x 10.6 cm

b - cover; 4.5 x 8.6 x 8.5 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.112.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The principal reserve shows Diana, goddess of the hunt. That on the back is painted with birds in branches. Originally the vase would probably have been one of a pair in a garniture of three, the centre vase having a straight neck and domed cover (a garniture of this description decorated with Watteau scenes is in the British Museum).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 70 (colour illus.). cat.no. 81