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Gothic flowerists

  • Museum number

    4151

  • Description

    Group of three cherubs decorating a gothic arch with garlands of flowers. One holding up a basket. Unglazed white porcelain with some flowers decorated with coloured enamels. This exquisite group was originally displayed under a glass dome, known as a shade, to keep it clean. Bisque bone china is not glazed and its rough surface attracts dirt. These intricate flowers and leaves were modeled and assembled by hand while the clay was still wet.

  • Date made

    1830

  • Material

    Bone china

  • Factory mark

    Grainger Lee & Co

  • Mark type

    Impressed

  • Provenance/assession

    Donated by Mrs Haig of Cheshire

  • Height

    9 1/2 inches

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