William De Morgan Twin-handled Vase
Lot 72
Fred Passenger for William De Morgan an Outstanding Ruby Lustre Twin-Handled Vase with Animals and Bird Decoration, circa 1885
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 26,046) inc. premium

Lot Details
Fred Passenger for William De Morgan an Outstanding Ruby Lustre Twin-Handled Vase with Animals and Bird Decoration, circa 1890
Fred Passenger for William De Morgan
an Outstanding Ruby Lustre Twin-Handled Vase with Animals and Bird Decoration, circa 1885
the body of the vase painted with four large winged creatures amid flora, with owls and mice to the shoulder of the body and rabbits around the foot rim
51cm high, F.P monogram to base (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • The vase was originally located in the board room of the 'Refuse Insurance' building in Manchester, a celebrated building which was designed approx 1888 by Alfred Waterhouse. In 1985 the vase was purchased during the building's disbursement sale and remained in private hands until it featured in the 2002 William De Morgan Exhibition at Blackwell House overlooking Lake Windermere.
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