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D370. FLOWER VASE 
London or possibly Bristol 
1750-1765 
 
H.: 7 1/8" (18.1 cm); 
Diam.: 5 3/4" (14.6 cm) 
 
BODY CLAY: Fine-grained buff. 
TIN GLAZE: Bluish white, slightly 
transparent on interior, with occasional 
pits, Overall, excluding footrim edge. 
SHAPE: Thrown. Press-molded and 
applied lion masks. Hollow base. 
DECORATION: Painted and sponged. 
Landscapes with trees, plants, moun- 
tains, and two differently posed ladies, 
one (not shown) near small building. 
Sponged lion masks. Base border com- 
posed of scrollwork. 
 
 
U     nlike scroll-handled "campana vases" (see no. D369) that
in several in- 
stances bear Chinese subjects, the vast majority of lion-masked vases depict

European landscapes with figures and sponged foliage. The ornament on vessels

in the group varies somewhat in style, indicating that more than one maker
pro- 
duced them, but most show the dense blue and types of trees and figures 
associated with London.' Base ornament typically is composed of flowers and

scrollwork, but abbreviated landscapes also occur occasionally.' Fragments
of 
one vase with flowers rather than a landscape and, on the base, Chinese sym-

bols, were found at the Bank of England site (London), and a lion mask was

found in Bristol.' 
1. For a probably London tile depicting a similar  3. Britton, London, no.
142. For a biscuit vase 
woman, see Homee, Tiles, no. 151.         with four masks excavated at the
129 Lambeth 
2. For examples of vases, see Britton, Bristol,  Road site (London), see
Museum of London, 
                                          Southwark and Lambeth, p. 351,
fig. 152, 
nnos 18.22 18.24; Archer, V&A, nos. 1.15 117 
 
 
(no. 1.16 with Laun, rather than lion masks);       n.. 
Austin, Delft, nos. 616-617; Garner and Archer, 
Delftware, no. 97: Allen, Dolz Collection, p. 860, 
fig. 5. 
 
 
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