Vase with Chinoiserie Decoration

Object Name: 
Vase with Chinoiserie Decoration

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Object Name: 
Vase with Chinoiserie Decoration
Accession Number: 
60.2.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.7 cm; Shoulder Diam: 10.8 cm; Rim Diam: 5.1 cm; Base Diam: 5.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1760-1780
Primary Description: 
Vase with Chinoiserie Decoration. Opaque white lead glass; blown and enameled. Decreasing in diameter towards concave base with very rough pontil mark, walls spread to rounded shoulder curving to very short cylindrical rudimentary neck; on the obverse of the vase a multicolored "panel" with a tree trunk on which colorful flowers, branches and grass emerge, on one side a male pheasant-like bird turned to the left and perched, three similar birds occupy the space on the reverse, all four having very long orange-brown tails; the enamel is very thin and lightly applied with orange-brown, purple-pink, blue and light green and yellow as predominant colors. On the base three paper labels: "Bristol glass. Very rare and beautiful example of this make. A. Trapnell". The second label has a number "704". The third label is round and shows a panther-like animal in red turned to the left with a chain, surmounted by the word "BRISTOL", below the number written in ink "13".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Trapnell, A., Former Collection
Dyson Perrins, C. W., Former Collection
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
1960-01-13
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Bristol glass. Very rare and beautiful example of this make. A. Trapnell
Label
on the base
[panther-like animal] BRISTOL / 13
Label
on the base
704
Label
on the base
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 2);
Glass as a medium for imitation (2014-11) illustrated, p. 15, left; BIB# AI98583
Stourbridge Glass: A Cut Above the Rest (2014-03) illustrated, p. 14 (second from right); BIB# AI98403
Enamelling and Gilding on Glass (2013) illustrated, p. 71 (2nd from right); BIB# 142116
Recent Important Acquisitions, 2 (1960) illustrated, p. 146, #38; BIB# AI97738