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Vase: C.5A-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Meissen Porcelain Factory
Artist: Höroldt, Johann Gregor (In the style of)




Beaker shaped hard paste porcelain vase, with a yellow ground and two reserved panels, surrounded by a frame of flowers and leaves. Each panel is painted with a 'chinoiserie' scene, in the style of J. G. Herold. Formerly one of a pair.

Hard-paste porcelain, glazed, and decorated with bright yellow ground colour, painting in bluish-grey, pale turquoise, green, red, purple and black enamels, and gilding. The vase stands on a circular foot. The lower part of its sides curve outwards for a short distance, and then contract a little before expanding towards the wide everted rim. The curved lower part has a white ground decorated on each side with an arrangement of flowers and foliage. The upper part has a bright yellow ground, with on each side a Chinoiserie scene in an oval reserve framed by two sprays of flowers and leaves curving upwards on either side from a central point at the bottom of the reserve.. One reserve is decorated with a little boy, a man (or perhaps woman) holding a fixed fan bedecked with red ribbons, and standing beside a large pot and a plant. To their right is a man facing towards them, holding a spoon in his left hand. Overhead there are three fanciful birds and three insects. The second reserve is decorated with a man holding a parasol standing beside a woman who holds a fan in her right hand and with her left, points towards a young boy who approaches holding a box. Overhead there are four insects and one fanciful bird. Round the junction of the foot and lower body there is a broad gold band.


History note: Wilfred Ariel Evill (1891-1963)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Wilfrid Ariel Evill

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.4 cm
Width: 16.8 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963-05-23) by Evill, Wilfrid Ariel


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1735 CE - 1745 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( in greyish-blue, pale turquoise, green, red, purple, and black) gold
Base Width 8 cm
De Coration

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AR joined
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5A-1963
Primary reference Number: 140328
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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