A rare Herculaneum vase Circa 1815

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Lot 158
A rare Herculaneum vase
Circa 1815

Sold for £ 573 (US$ 712) inc. premium

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10 Apr 2019, 10:00 BST

Edinburgh

A rare Herculaneum vase
Circa 1815
Modelled in the French taste with handles formed as winged caryatids picked out in gold, painted with a girl seated in a rustic landscape, probably by W Dixon after 'The Gypsy Girl' by Sir Joshua Reynolds, reserved on a green ground within wide gilded borders, 24cm high, printed mark with 'Liver Bird' in puce

Footnotes

  • A vase of similar form was exhibited in 'Made in Liverpool', The Seventh Exhibition from the Northern Ceramic Society and is illustrated in the catalogue at p.152. A bough pot shown on the same page appears to be painted by the same hand as the present lot and is inscribed 'Painted by W Dixon 1811 Liverpool. W Smith and Child'. Smith was manager of the pottery and Dixon an independent decorator who later worked at the factory
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