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Fluted vase

Photo: Paul Macapia

Fluted vase

ca. 1752

The English Worcester porcelain manufactory took the inverted baluster form of this vase from a Kangxi original. The flowering plant was painted in a Chinese famille verte palette.
Soft paste porcelain
7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm), height
Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser Porcelain Collection
Provenance: The Frank Hurlbutt Collection; [Sotheby’s, London, date unknown]; the H. Rissik Marshall Collection, unknown purchase date until 1953 (cf. Mr T. Leonard Crow’s letter dated November 24, 1954, to Mr Kenneth Klepser); [Sotheby's, London, January 27, 1953]; purchased at Sotheby’s by Mr and Mrs Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser, January 27, 1953-1994; gift from Mr and Mrs Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1994
Photo: Paul Macapia
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Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Ceramic Art Society at the Seattle Art Museum, "The Klepser Collection of Early Worcester Porcelain", April 6, 1955 - May 3, 1955 (4/6/1955 - 5/3/1955)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie. "The Klepser Collection of Worcester porcelain." The Magazine Antiques, January 1988.

Emerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 187

Spero, Simon. Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection. London: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with Lund Humphries Publishers, 1984, p. 20, no. 1, illus. (b&w, p. 20; color pl. 1), Letter 44, November 24, 1954;

Sotheby’s. Catalogue of a fine collection of Worcester porcelain ... early Chelsea porcelain. Auction catalogue, 27 January 1953.

Seattle Art Museum. Catalogue of the Klepser Collection of Worcester Porcelain of the Dr. Wall Period and Its Antecedents (exhibition catalogue), 1955, no. 23, illus. (p. 12, pl. III)

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