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Sewell & Donkin
English, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Pair of quintal vases

Circa 1820

Lead-glazed, lustred earthenware

7 1/2 in. H x 6 3/4 in. W x 2 1/8 in. D (19 cm H x 17.1 cm W x 5.4 cm D)

$4,500.00

Lustre pottery can trace its roots back to the 9th century in present-day Iraq, where craftsmen first employed the technique of adding metallic oxides to glazes to create a shimmering iridescence. The technique traveled throughout the world to such places as Italy, Spain, and China before reaching Staffordshire, England in the late 18th century. This pair of lustre pottery quintal vases by Sewell & Donkin are surprisingly modern in design, despite being created in the early days of Staffordshire lustre.

Lustre pottery can trace its roots back to the 9th century in present-day Iraq, where craftsmen first employed the technique of adding metallic oxides to glazes to create a shimmering iridescence. The technique traveled throughout the world to such places as Italy, Spain, and China before reaching Staffordshire, England in the late 18th century. This pair of lustre pottery quintal vases by Sewell & Donkin are surprisingly modern in design, despite being created in the early days of Staffordshire lustre.

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Condition

Very good. On one vase: one point of vase opening chipped off. On the other vase: one opening with two points chipped off.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

References

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, B.61.91

Very good. On one vase: one point of vase opening chipped off. On the other vase: one opening with two points chipped off.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, B.61.91

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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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