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Garniture of Covered Potpourri Vases

circa 1750-1848

Derby porcelain factory (Derbyshire, England, circa 1750 - 1848)

These vases are often called “frill” vases, because of the frill, or projecting trim, of shell-shaped leaves that encircle the lower section of each vase and form canopies over each vase’s female masks. Derby specialized in these potpourri frill vases, but complete garnitures, or sets, are rare today.

Place object was created: Derbyshire, England

soft-paste porcelain, enamel paint, gilding (material)

Measurements:    height: 11.25 inches    length: 7.625 inches    width: 5.50 inches

Gift of Delhom Service League 2005.100.1-3

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH