Garniture of Covered Potpourri Vases
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 inchesGift of Delhom Service League 2005.100.1-3
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH