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Vase: C.6.1 & A-1995

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Coalport Porcelain Factory
Decorator: Randall, John (Attributed)




Bone china vase and cover, moulded and decorated with a bird painting in enamel colours, over a pink and very pale green ground colour, and gilt. One of a pair.

Bone china, decorated with pink and very pale green ground colour, painting in polychrome enamels and gilding. The vases are moulded in two parts held together by a bolt. They have a circular base with three projecting stepped feet, an elongated ovoid body divided into three panels by projecting tapering pilasters, an almost flat shoulder and a cylindrical neck with a projecting rim. The domed cover has an elongated globular knob. The three side panels are decorated with one bird of prey perching on a branch, one peregrine falcon perching on a branch, two peregrine falcons perching on a branch, all with foliage in the background. The cover, shoulders and feet are decorated with three large pink panels and three narrow pale green panels edged by gilding. The panels on the body are bordered by pink ground colour dotted in gold, and the outside of the pilasters are pale green with gold edging. A pair with C.6.2 & A-1995


History note: Geoffrey A. Godden, Worthing from whom purchased by the vendor with its pair (C.6.2 & A-1995)

Legal notes

Purchased with the L.D. Cunliffe Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 43.2 cm
Height: 17 in

Place(s) associated

  • Coalport ⪼ Shropshire ⪼ England
  • Madeley ⪼ Shropshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1995-01-23) by Simpkins, Roy


Third quarter of 19th century
Circa 1870 CE - 1875 CE


Godden (see Documentation) noted that the form of this vase and its pair (C.6.2 & A-1995) is analogous to a vase shown at the 1871 Exhibition and illustrated in the 'Art Journal'.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Bone china vase and cover, moulded and decorated with a bird painting in enamel colours, over a pink and very pale green ground colour, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'S', 'C', 'N'
  • Method of creation: Gilt
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 'GODDEN/REFERENCE/COLLECTION' and 'N10 Pair/Coalport/painted by/Randall'
  • Location: Inside cover
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and inscribed in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6.1 & A-1995
Primary reference Number: 137161
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 15 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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