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Vase commemorating the Marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth to Liutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN: C.31-2006

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Vase commemorating the Marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth to Liutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN

Maker(s)

Factory: Minton
Designer: Wadsworth, John

Entities

Categories

Description

Bone china, slip cast, printed underglaze in blue, and gilt

Bone china, slip-cast, printed underglaze in blue and gilded. The vase stands on a circular straight-sided foot. The sides are set in from its edge, and rise upwards and slightly outwards and then curve inwards to the circular mouth. The sides have eight alternately receding and projecting facets. The shoulders are decorated with panels printed in reserve in blue with the words ‘.ELIZABETH.’ ‘.& PHILIP.’ ‘.MARRIED.’ ‘.NOV.20TH 1947’. These alternative with panels of roses and foliage. The sides have spaced rows of the initials EP in gold., and on the underside of the base in gold is an inscription, ‘THE MARRIAGE OF H.R.H./PRINCESS ELIZABETH/TO LIEUT. PHILIP.MOUNTBATTEN/R.N.’ surrounding the factory’s backstamp.

Notes

History note: Hope and Glory, 131a Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LP; private collection

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2006-07-17) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

20th Century, Mid
George VI
Production date: AD 1947 : dated

Note

Although this vase was made after the Second World War, it is still in the Art Deco style

School or Style

Art Deco

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold
Base Width 12.8 cm

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Bone china, slip cast, printed underglaze in blue, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ‘.ELIZABETH.’ ‘.& PHILIP.’ ‘.MARRIED.’ ‘.NOV.20TH 1947’
  • Location: On shoulder of vase
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: THE MARRIAGE OF H.R.H. PRINCESS ELIZABETH/TO LIEUT.PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN/R.N.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in gold
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in gold
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31-2006
Primary reference Number: 131315
Entry form number: 818
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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