Georgian Derby Porcelain Miniature Vase Birds Encrusted Flowers Circa 1825 After Richard Dodson
This is a wonderful example of an early 19th century Derby miniature vase that was manufactured during the ownership of Robert Bloor. This baluster shape vase is marked on the base with the early red printed Bloor Derby mark dating it to circa 1825; Robert Bloor purchased the Derby works in 1810, the specific “Bloor” marks were used after 1825.
This footed vase features a mat powder blue ground. To the front and reverse are two very accomplished, hand painted central reserves of exotic birds in a naturalistic setting. These scenes are most certainly by or in the manner of Derby's bird artist Richard Dodson. Surrounding each painted scene is a border of encrusted porcelain leaves and flowers that trail to the base.
Size: Height 3.75”. Width at widest points 2.75”.
Condition: The vase is in very good condition for its vast age. The painting is bright and crisp with only light surface wear to some of the gilding, it is mostly bright. There are some small chips to the porcelain encrusted leaves and flowers; this is very common and inevitable with encrusted porcelain decoration. There are two lightly discolored areas to the inside of the vase. There is a small flake of enamel missing from the Goldfinches head. There is a tiny 1/8” shallow chip to the rim of the vase. We believe the vase could possibly have had a cover which is now missing.
This is a gloriously pretty vase that is just perfect for holding your seasonal floral spray of flowers, see our last images for inspiration.
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