A very rare pair of Nantgarw vases circa 1818-20

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Lot 57
A very rare pair of Nantgarw vases
circa 1818-20

Sold for £ 7,200 (US$ 10,025) inc. premium

Wales and West Country Sale

25 Jun 2007, 11:00 BST

Bath

A very rare pair of Nantgarw vases
circa 1818-20
The shoulders applied with gilded dolphin handles, their tails coiled above their heads, the feet and rims moulded with leaves left in the white against the solid gilt borders, painted in London, probably in the Sims workshop, with spiralling garlands of flowers above a turquoise band edged with scrollwork in raised paste gold, gilded borders of rococo scrollwork below, 13.2cm high (one with handles broken and restuck, one with small section lacking, the other with a few small chips to the foot, some wear to the gilding) (2)

Footnotes

  • Although decorated with the same pattern, there are some very minor differences in the form of these two vases. One has satyr masks applied below the lower handle terminals. The other has a groove on the rim, perhaps designed to receive a cover. However, it seems likely that both vases were decorated together as the pattern is identical, including the treatment of the moulded borders. Presumably, the scarcity of such vases caused their London decorator to ignore these minor differences. A similarly shaped vase is illustrated by WD John, Nantgarw Porcelain, illustration 16B
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