Rare Single Hand Decorated in the Chinoiserie Style Hicks and Meigh Shelton, Staffordshire, Porcelain Urn of Campana form with lavish gilded decoration, of exceptional quality, early Nineteenth Century. Circa 1820.
Lavishly gilded with a single standing Chinese figure surrounded by gilt foliage and leaves on a pink ground above a bulbous base ending on a square plain gilt base.
Condition: Exceptionally good condition for such an early piece, no wear to gilding and no restoration anywhere. Pattern Number 1042 at base.
Height: (entire as shown) 8.5" (21.5cm). Diameter: (at top rim) 5" (13cm). Depth: (at base). 3” (7.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Additional Information: See Geoffrey Godden Staffordshire Porcelain page 256 plate 395 and page 256 for a discussion of a similar vase during which Mr. Godden explains that in previous years he had mistakenly attributed it to the Daniel factory based on the quality of the decoration painting and gilding. The examples illustrated bore the pattern numbers 1042, the lesser 1040, and formed part of his legendary reference collection. During further research he recognized that the pattern number did not fit the known Daniel sequence but did tie in with that of Hicks and Meigh of circa 1820.