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Royal Worcester Porcelain Factory
English

Variety Vase

1876

Porcelain with underglaze blue designs

6 in. L x 6 in. W x 6 in. H (15.24 cm L x 15.24 cm W x 15.24 cm H)

$900.00

Admiral Matthew C. Perry’s forced opening of Japan to trade in 1854 led to a craze for Eastern design in Europe and the United States. As Asian goods flowed into the West, designers soon began adapting motifs for their own wares. Japonisme became an influential branch of Aesthetic design which valued the exotic, non-Western designs as morally superior, free from the corrupting influences of European industrialism and capitalism. This Royal Worcester vase was designed in 1876, not long after French art critic Philippe Burty coined the term “japonisme” in 1872. The visual vocabulary of japonisme, if not the word itself, must have been present in the artist’s consciousness. The influence of Aesthetic Movement japonisme is obvious in this petite object.

Admiral Matthew C. Perry’s forced opening of Japan to trade in 1854 led to a craze for Eastern design in Europe and the United States. As Asian goods flowed into the West, designers soon began adapting motifs for their own wares. Japonisme became an influential branch of Aesthetic design which valued the exotic, non-Western designs as morally superior, free from the corrupting influences of European industrialism and capitalism. This Royal Worcester vase was designed in 1876, not long after French art critic Philippe Burty coined the term “japonisme” in 1872. The visual vocabulary of japonisme, if not the word itself, must have been present in the artist’s consciousness. The influence of Aesthetic Movement japonisme is obvious in this petite object.

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Condition

Very good. Small chip to one of the orb’s openings measuring 0.8 cm. Light crazing throughout.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

References

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018.62.85 and 2018.62.86

Very good. Small chip to one of the orb’s openings measuring 0.8 cm. Light crazing throughout.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018.62.85 and 2018.62.86

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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