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The Norman conquest vases

  • Museum number

    2296

  • Description

    A pair of large vases and covers painted in white enamel over an underglaze blue ground. Rich tooled and chased gilding. Each has two handles in the form of golden eagles. The four scenes illustrated are 1) Harold's oath of fidelity to William 2) Harold's coronation as king of England 3) William's decent on England and 4) The battle of Hastings and death of Harold.

  • Artist

    Thomas Bott

  • Date made

    1868

  • Material

    Bone China

  • Factory mark

    Standard mark

  • Mark type

    Printed in rust

  • Provenance/assession

    From the Works Museum Collection

  • Height

    20 ins

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