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Jardinière

ca. 1888

Thomas Forester & Sons (English)

Earthenware with majolica glazes

8 3/4 in. H x 10 1/4 in. Dm x 14 in. L (at widest part)

22.2 cm H x 26 cm Dm x 35.6 cm L (at widest part)

$1,900.00

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The nineteenth century saw a rise in Revivalist styles as countries began looking to the past for artistic inspiration as well as to establish cultural and political values with a shared national history, actual or perceived. Thomas Forester’s jardinière exhibits both Renaissance and Gothic sensibilities, and thus the values of those periods. The jardinière’s Corinthian-style columns recall the Italian Renaissance, which was considered to be the height of Western culture. The Gothic Revival movement sought to correct the decline of social standards and morals by introducing into design the characteristics found in Gothic Christian art, seen here in the jardinière’s twin dragon handles. Forester’s design reflects the nineteenth-century English desire to become a political, cultural, industrial, and moral world power by displaying historicizing styles in the contemporary medium of majolica.

The nineteenth century saw a rise in Revivalist styles as countries began looking to the past for artistic inspiration as well as to establish cultural and political values with a shared national history, actual or perceived. Thomas Forester’s jardinière exhibits both Renaissance and Gothic sensibilities, and thus the values of those periods. The jardinière’s Corinthian-style columns recall the Italian Renaissance, which was considered to be the height of Western culture. The Gothic Revival movement sought to correct the decline of social standards and morals by introducing into design the characteristics found in Gothic Christian art, seen here in the jardinière’s twin dragon handles. Forester’s design reflects the nineteenth-century English desire to become a political, cultural, industrial, and moral world power by displaying historicizing styles in the contemporary medium of majolica.

Condition

Excellent. Light crazing throughout.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

References

Thomas Forester & Sons advertisement. From Supplement to the Pottery Gazette, February 1, 1888. Illus. pg 116. The British Library, London, LOU.LD162.

Literature

Arbuthnott, Catherine and Susan Weber. “Thomas Forester, the ‘Potter King’ of Longton.” In Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 vol. 2, ed. Susan Weber et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. Identical example illus. pg 405 Fig. 24.42.

Excellent. Light crazing throughout.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Thomas Forester & Sons advertisement. From Supplement to the Pottery Gazette, February 1, 1888. Illus. pg 116. The British Library, London, LOU.LD162.

Arbuthnott, Catherine and Susan Weber. “Thomas Forester, the ‘Potter King’ of Longton.” In Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 vol. 2, ed. Susan Weber et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. Identical example illus. pg 405 Fig. 24.42.

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $150.

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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