An Exceptionally Fine Quality Identical Pair of English Rococo Revival Twin Handle Mantle Vases, firmly attributed to Samuel Alcock, circa second quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
Each Vase of baluster outline with unusual shaped and flaired rims and wavy gilded edges, twin double scroll handles, ending on triangular spreading base with scrolling detail.
Superb hand decoration depicting a central woodland scene, at back old-fashioned Summer Flowers within central reserves on a classical green ground with gilt highlights.
Marks: reg. numbers on both at base in red.
Condition: Good untouched condition with no losses, gilding is not worn, a very light hairline inside one top rim, see image.
Height: 7.5” (19cm). Width: (at base) 4” (10.25cm). Depth: (top rim) 6” (15cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Samuel Alcock: Despite the fact that the firm of Alcock was very large by comparison with many other Staffordshire factories, their wide range of porcelains have only in recent years attracted the serious collector.
Samuel Alcock owned the Hill English Pottery at Burlsem as well as another factory at Colbridge. The name is more readily associated with red earthenwares with black decoration in the style of early Grecian wares.
In 1883 the factory employed more than 400 workers and their 20 kilns equalled those in use by Minton.
Alcock displayed his wares at the 1851 Great Exhibition showing a collection of Dinner Services, Tea Sets, Spill Vases, Single Figures and Groups.