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Copy of the Portland Vase

Blue jasper with white figures. Handles are set vertically.


Impressed "WEDGWOOD" on underside


About 1880, acquired in England by Robert Dukinfield Darbishire (b. 1826 – d. 1908), Manchester, England; to his son, Godfrey Dukinfield Darbishire (b. 1853-1899), Key West, FL; 1899, by inheritance to his son, Robert Shelby Darbishire (b. 1886 – d. 1949), Kentucky; 1949, by inheritance to his daughter, Elizabeth Darbishire McNeill (b. 1921 – d. 2006), Colebrook, CT; 2006, to her husband, William H. McNeill, Colebrook; December 2012, given by William McNeill to his children, Ruth McNeill, Portland, OR, Deborah McNeill, Ottawa, John McNeill, Chevy Chase, MD, and Andrew McNeill, Watertown, CT; 2013, given by the children of Elizabeth Darbishire McNeill to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Elizabeth Darbishire McNeill in her memory

English (Staffordshire), ca. 1880


Overall height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stoneware (Jasperware)




Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware