A Polychrome Painted Moroccan Pottery Vase c.1870


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Object Description

The attractive pottery vase of gourd form, painted with foliate and geometric designs in blue, turquoise and yellow and surviving from the third quarter of nineteenth century Morocco.

Object History

Private Collection, purchased from a Country House Sale, Devon, mid 1980s.

Object Literature

Moroccans have a preference for strong colours that lends a definite personality to their wares with the tendency to use a multitude of mosaic and fabrics. The intent behind all Moroccan pieces is that they are designed to radiate an aura of the tropics, to be an extension of their natural outer world.

An authentic and honest antique example in a world of contemporary reproductions.

Object Condition

There are old repairs as photographed, colour run and some chipped losses.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:10.75 inches
  • country
  • year
  • diameter
    5 inches

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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