Persian Vase

Production date
1882
Country
England
State/Province
Worcester
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Description
Glazed vase with floral and gilt ground. Body bucket-shaped with enamel flowers, fruit and butterflies. Waist with white (ball) beading. Neck with enamel butterfly, top gilt and perforated, gilt handles as entwined vines at bottom. Base is in two parts, a gadrooned and a beaded gilt section; violet glaze. Interior clear glazed, exterior blue-violet glazed. Persian style.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Containers vase
Production place
Measurements
Full: H185 x Dia210 mm
Handles: H110 x Dia110 mm
Media/Materials description
Porcelain, Glazed (Ceramics)
Gilt (Metal Plating)
Signature/Marks
Year Mark:1882, Pattern Mark:1880
784
T, 365542\2130, WY, AG
History and use
This Persian 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.
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H11518

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