Very large vases each with a deeply sunken panel with a modelled scene illustrating the manufacture of pottery in the 16th century. The whole decorated in Raphaelesque colours. One vase with subjects – The Potter and the Modeller with heads of Luca Della Robbia of Florence and Maestro Giorgio, the other with scenes of  The painter and the Furnace with heads of Michelangelo and Raphael. The vases illustrate the poem ‘Keramos, the Potter’ by Longfellow 1877.

Date Made 1878
Artist James Hadley modeller, James Callowhill painter
Material Glazed Parian
Factory Mark Royal Worcester
Provenance/Accession From the Works Museum Collection
Museum Number 2912
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