Presented for sale is a magnificent and rare Royal Worcester vase & cover of massive size, year date 1883, from their Aesthetic Movement period. The vase is decorated in their famous blush ivory background divided with vertical bamboo shoots into three panels enhanced with gilt and enamel floral sprays attributed to the Worcester artists, Edward Raby and Frank Roberts. The body is raised on a heavily molded base of intertwining bamboo branches and leaves. The cover mimics an onion shaped dome topped with a twisted bamboo branch finial.
The vase was retailed in the late 19th century by the prestigious Boston store Bigelow Kennard & Co. Inspired by the Aesthetic Movement, the seeds of which started during the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 and England's Industrial Revolution, the decoration suggests an Asian theme popular during this period.
The vase is in mint condition; the beautiful brushed gold so luminous that it looks like it was made yesterday. This is Worcester's honey gilded process, a tedious application that takes many hours to complete and was obviously very costly to apply. The vase is a true "work of art" worthy of any museum collection.
Size: 20" Height by 10" Diameter (approximately).