Large ovoid vase

Minton & Co., manufacturer

c. 1870

Bone china ovoid vase decorated with applied elephant handles painted bronze, decorated in the pseudo-cloisonné style with enamelled and gilded Japanese-influenced patterns and fan-shaped vignettes, depicting a kingfisher and canary between oriental flowers on a turquoise ground. The separate ceramic base is fashioned to imitate a traditional ebonised Japanese stand; printed globe mark just visible on the base.

23¾ x 14 inches (60.5 x 36 cm)

Collection: John Scott

Source: Masterpieces from the John Scott Collection.

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