Jatte de pot à la Romaine
Translated as: basin for a ewer 'à la Romaine'
Factory: Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory
Soft-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels
Soft-paste porcelain moulded. glazed, painted in blue, four shades of green, yellow, dark puce, and purple enamels and gilded. Approximately oval in plan with undulating sides, notched at each end and having a depression on each side to facilitate handling. The interior sides are moulded in relief with four long leaves. On the base there are four patch marks, two at each end.
In the centre, is a basket filled to overflowing with flowers, including pansies, roses and peonies. On each side of the base, between the moulded leaves, there are two curving sprays of flowers and foliage, growing from the edge of the basin towards the centre, and then curving in opposite directions along the sides. There is an ant at the upper right side of the basin, and a ladybird (?) on the upper left side, covering blemishes in the glaze. The moulded foliage is outlined in gold. At the handle ends there are gold scroll motifs and there is a band of gilding round the rim.
History note: Wilfred Ariel Evill by whom bequeathed in 1963 subject to a life interest to Miss Honor E. Frost, who lent it to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1963, and died in 2010
Bequeathed by Wilfred A. Evill, 1963
Height: 7 cm
Height: 2¾ in
Length: 35.5 cm
Length: 14 in
Width: 26.7 cm
Width: 10½ in
Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2010-11-30) by Evill, Wilfrid Ariel
This basin form was intended to accompany a pot à la Romaine and would have been used for hand washing in the owner's private apartments.
Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, press-moulded, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, four shades of green, yellow, dark puce, and purple enamelsen, and gilded
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