A fine British porcelain vase c.1815-1820 of Paris shape with elegant swan handles picked out in gold, the cylindrical neck gilded and pierced with basketwork, the rim applied with a band of stiff leaves, the body painted in the style of William Pollard with flowers and fruits including dog roses, primroses, heather, speedwell and wild strawberries.
This vase shares many features with ornamental porcelains made at Swansea. The shape is inspired by French porcelain, the rim is applied with stiff leaves and the painting style is clearly influenced by the work of David Evans and William Pollard. However, no Swansea vase of this form appears to be recorded.
Condition: Some minor restoration to the Swan beaks
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