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Moon Flask vase designed by Christopher Dresser

Manufacturer: Minton

Date: c.1870-1880
Dimensions:
Overall: 26.5 x 21 x 10.6 cm (10 7/16 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/16 in.)
Medium: Bone china, overglaze enamel and gold
Credit Line: Gift of N. Robert Cumming
Origin:England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
Object number: G98.1.28
DescriptionMinton Moon Flask vase, modelled as a Ming Period pilgram flask of flattened globular form. The short conical neck has two loop handles. It is decorated in cloisonne style, with polychrome enameling and affronted stylized phoenix birds, and interlaced foliage on a turquoise or bleu celeste ground, with gilt details.