Designer: Christopher Dresser, 1834-1904 (attributed)

Manufacturer: Old Hall Earthenware Co.

Earthenware, neck glazed green

14" (35.5 cm) high

c. 1880

Vase with painted floral decoration, in imitation of cloisonne, and gold figure handles. Stamped to base OLD HALL 1790. Dresser supplied a senes of dinner plate designs to Old Hall in 1884 and a number of other designs by the company for jugs and vases of a slightly earlier date have been attributed to him. This vase is one of a series of designs for vases which incorporate eccentric figures as handles on an otherwise fairly conventionally designed vase. [Spring '99]

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