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Vase in the form of eel traps

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One of a pair of white vases formed as eelpots with bulrushes at either side in natural colors, ducks at base colored red, yellow, green and pink plumage.Gilded horizontal bands on body and small gilded rope handles.


Mark: Red Anchor


By 1925, probably Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930) NOTES: [1] A similar vase is illustrated in "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery (1925) from the Alfred Hutton Collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English (London), About 1752–58


Overall: 25.4 x 12.7 x 15.2 cm (10 x 5 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain