Vase (one of a pair)

Worcester factory British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 516

After the end of the Flight, Barr & Barr ownership of the Worcester factory in 1840, the firm went through a succession of owners and mergers before falling under the ownership of Kerr & Binns in 1852. During the partnership, the factory sought to rebuild its former eighteenth-century reputation in porcelain and known for Renaissance-inspired designs. With the establishment of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company in 1862, the company gradually gained recognition for its Japanese-inspired designs, which formed part of Japonisme, a collective fascination with Japan that took place in Europe and the United States following the opening of Japanese markets to the West by Commodore Perry in 1853.

#418. Christopher Dresser and the Birth of Industrial Design

Vase (one of a pair), Worcester factory (British, 1751–2008), Bone china, British, Worcester

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