Pair of Spode Chinoiserie Porcelain Serpent Vases

£1,400

the globular bodies painted in the Kakiemon famille verte palette with exotic birds standing beside ornamental fences and flowering branches, the tall necks with further long-tailed birds in flight, each vase applied with two tall serpent ear-handles,  with very old stapled repairs to one neck.

Height 31 cm (12.25 inches)
English. Circa 1820

Provenance:

Alfred Gresham Copeland

Robert Copeland (1925-2010), and thence by descent.

 

Exhibited:

Spode Bicentenary Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1970

Northern Ceramic Society, Hanley Museum, 1989.

An identical single vase is held in the collection of  Victoria and Albert Museum, Accession No. 379-1899  gifted in memory of Josiah Spode. (illustrated)

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