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Ewer and basin

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Royal blue ground in imitation of lapis, with chinoiserie scenes in reserves, bordered by etched gilding; gilt floral decoration on white ground in band; gilt flecks and streaks; flat cover similar decoration; hinge not original. Basin similar decoration inside; outside white ground


Basin: Interlaced Ls with a crown above, the letter B to either side, triangular painter's mark below, all in gold. Ewer: same painted marks (barely legible); incised JR.

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Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller

French, dated 1779

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Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; silver gilt mounts




Ceramics, Porcelain