Potpouuri vase and cover

Production date
1902-1905
Country
England
State/Province
Worcester
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Object detail

Description
Multi-coloured covered bowl with lid. Neck short and gilt. Body adorned with four green points extending past its middle, interrupting painted pink and yellow roses. Lid green, blue and clay-coloured with conical knob. Paired with H11679 (a set).
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption bowl
Production date
1902-1905
Production place
Measurements
H79 x Dia85 mm
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
History and use
This covered bowl is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. 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
H11680

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