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Case for the Erasmus Darwin Wedgwood Copy of the Portland Vase


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Title/s

Case for the Erasmus Darwin Wedgwood Copy of the Portland Vase

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Category

boxes (containers)

Name

case

Description

Wood, covered in red leather with stamped and gilt borders and brass handles; fitted interior lined with red velvet, edged with silver braid. Trunk-shaped. (with C.20-1984).

Production Place

England (maker) (country)

Technique Description

wood, covered in red leather with stamped and gilt borders and brass handles; fitted interior lined with red velvet, edged with silver braid

Dimensions

height: (whole): 20.4 cm
width: (whole): 30.0 cm
width: (whole): 22.5 cm

Period

George III

Date

circa 1789 to 1802

Provenance

bought: Darwin, George Pember 1984-04-30 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Dr Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802); Miss Emma Darwin (1784-1818); Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin MD (1786-1859); his widow (d.1866); Reginald Darwin (1818-92); Admiral Sacheverel Darwin (1844-1900); his half-second cousin, Charles Darwin's second son, Sir George Howard Darwin FRS (1845-1912); Sir Charles Galton Darwin FRS (1887-1862); George Pember Darwin, by whom lent to the Fitzwilliam in 1963.

Documentation

  1. Dawson, Aileen (1984) Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum, London: British Museum Press [page: pp. 149-50]
    [comments: Ref. Only two other Wedgwood Portland Vase Copies have cases.: The 'Sneyd' blue Jasper dip vase in a private collection in New York; 'said to have been purchased from the firm by Dr John Sneyd of Belmont, Nr Leek, Staffs., on 4 Feb. 1801; he originally subscribed to the vase as recorded in Thomas Bylerley's notebook, 1789.' Sold Sotheby's, 20 October 1981, lot 109, from Sneyd family. See, p. 150, Appendix: Early copies of the Portland Vase, Compiled in association with Miss Ann Eatwell, pp. 149-50, on p. 150 Early blue Portland Vases, no. 3. The Thomas Poole vase, p. 150, Unnumbered first edition copies, no. 14.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

C.20A-1984 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 11618; Input Date: 2000-09-04 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

C.20-1984 - Erasmus Darwin's Wedgwood Copy of the Portland Vase