An extremely Important Massive Flight Barr and Barr Worcester Hunting Vase and Cover

An Important and Massive Flight Barr and Barr Worcester Hunting Vase and Cover, made in three separate parts, the grecian urn shape of huge proportionswith twin solid gold rope twist handles with Fox head terminals, raised up on a square base and socle with gadrooned central support. Painted with two panels, one entitled 'Swishing at a rasper' and the other 'Topping a flight of rails', showing equestrian hunting scenes in full flight with hounds and huntsmen within typical Worcestershire landscapes with the Malvern Hills in the background, framed within raised gold borders taken in inspiration from the antique composed of heavy gold scrolls and stylised acanthus leaves, reserved on a deep claret ground, beneath a gold gadrooned rim, the flared neck with further gold patterned borders, the slightly domed cover surmounted with a solid gold pineapple.

Illustrated, Henry Sandon, Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840. P. 195, pl. 186.

Circa 1820

Private English Collection. The O’Donaghue Collection

Height: 20 Ins. (51 cms.)

Item No. 1796

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