Pheasant Vase

Production date
1884
Country
England
State/Province
Worcester
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Description
Ornate vase, raised decorative work; bamboo in gilt, protruding perched crested pheasant in multi-colours. Asian style - gold to base and rim, generous gilding. Cream backing. Leaves of plant are viewed. On fixed stand of 3 legs in gilt. Scalloped leaf base, glazed. Date letter "V" 1884. Shape number 887 from 1882 is a pair of pheasant vases. Part of companion set, paired with H11466.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Containers vase
CH classification ORNAMENTS Ceramic ornament
Production date
1884
Production place
Measurements
H380 x Dia120 mm
Media/Materials description
Porcelain, Glazed (Ceramics)
Gilt (Metal Plating)
Signature/Marks
40
780
8|87 U12
History and use
This pheasant vase is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. It is part of a companion set.

Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
Registration number
H11467

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