A beautiful antique parian porcelain vase from England circa 1850. It stands 9" tall and has the most beautiful colors! A very modern mint green lobed body with bisque leaves and daffodils (we think--we confess to not being flower experts and these could be Lily of the Valley or ?)in relief. The rope bands on the lip, neck and base have pale blue accents, the the neck is hand painted with pink and blue geometric and floral decoration. The vase is in very good condition for its 160+ years: there is roughness to the tips of the flowers and a short firing crack at the base as pictured. This was part of manufacture and not considered damage. A very charming antique piece!
Parian porcelain was developed by Copeland and Garrett, England, c. 1842. Its popularity soared and soon major manufacturers such as Wedgwood, Minton, Coalport, and others began producing parian ware. Production was most common in the period 1842-1860, and the multi-color pieces such as this are highly prized today.