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Vase - Floral Transfer Print, Europe, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: HT 22551

Ceramic vase decorated with a blue transfer print and hand painted floral pattern, manufactured in Europe, circa 1880.

While the use of blue and white ceramic decoration was well established in Europe by the nineteenth century, the pattern design illustrates the clear Chinese origins of this style of ceramic ware.

Appearing in Europe in the sixteenth century, often with both Oriental as well as Islamic influence in design, the production of blue and white procelain ware increased in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the major northern European procelain centres of Meissen in Germany and Delft in the Netherlands.

Blue and white procelain ware was extensively copied across Europe, including in England where the style is often referred to as 'English Delftware', a term that clearly highlights the influence the Dutch production had on other European manufactures.
Cylindrical neck above bulbous body with foot. Blue transfer printed foliage on vase decorated with hand painted flowers and leaves. Damage to neck (repaired) and foot.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Will Twycross, 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, ceramics, decorative arts
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Twycross Melbourne International Exhibitions Collection
Secondary Classification: International Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Place & Date Made: Europe, circa 1880
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Collector: Mr John Twycross, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, 1881

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