|Mason's and Other Stone China|
A most unusual form for Masons Ironstone! The vase form rises from a broad circular base a...
A most unusual form for Masons Ironstone! The vase form rises from a broad circular base and bends dramatically inward forming a strong hip angle and terminating in a narrow cylinder collar. The opening suggests a flask, but the squatty round shape is more like a vase.
|Mark:||Impressed Two-Line Mark|
|Date:||1813- C. 1830|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 3 1/8 in.; height 3 1/8 in.|
|Condition:||Fine, gilt wear around collars and glaze irregularities at the bases
What was the purpose of this curious little vessel? We find nothing similar in our referen...
What was the purpose of this curious little vessel? We find nothing similar in our reference books. It is a bit romantic to speculate that the wide flat base reflects an intended ship board function? It may have found a place on some dressing table or even in a traveling toilet kit. Gilt detail continues inside the neck, however, giving no evidence of a stopper. Perhaps it is simply a posey holder guaranteed not to tip over.