Pair of Spode Porcelain Spill Vases Circa 1820

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Object Description

Pair of Spode spill vases Circa 1820. Cobalt blue and gilt with finely painted scenic panels, both depicting Cathedral City views. Marked to bases ‘Durham/Spode’ and ‘The Cathedral and port of the city of Hereford/Spode’ respectively. A spill vase is a small cylindrical vase, usually kept on the mantelpiece, for containing splints, spills, and tapers for transferring fire, for example to light a candle or pipe from a lit fireplace. Spills are made of tightly rolled paper tapers or very thin wood sticks.

Object Literature

Ref. L. Whiter. Spode. Barrie & Jenkins, 1978.

Object Condition

Very good condition with light crazing and only very slight wear to gilding.

Object Details

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+44 (0)13 0437 4563

Dealer Location

3 Cheshire Street, London E2 6ED

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