manufacturer: Samuel Alcock and Co. (estab. 1799, closed 1848)

circa 1840
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vase, pair, puce ground, moulded foliate rim and handles and foot, panel of flowers on obverse, landscape with castle and figures reverse; gilded decoration. In the revived rococo style with asyetrically moulded foliate bases, tops and applied handles. The reserve panels to either side are bordered with scrolled foliage embellished with ivory coloured enamel and gilded; one reserve features a hand painted spray of English flowers and the other a landscape with figures, trees and castle or church ruins. The ground is a deep maroon and the whole is highlighted with gilded. The two vases may at one time have had a third, larger, vase which would have been placed centrally between them, forming a garniture of three.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Samuel Alcock and Co. (estab. 1799, closed 1848)
Production place
Coalport, Shropshire, England
Production date
circa 1840
circa 1826-circa 1859
Media description
porcelain, gilded decoration
246 x 140 x 110
Unmarked, possible painter's mark in the form of a triangular arrangement of dots (as in the symbol for therefore); there also appears a painted "!!" mark.
Label tied to handle of teacup, one side $275 on the other, Bristol from the famous Trapnell Collection. Identical piece in Victoria & Albert Museum, 1770-80
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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