circa 1745 - circa 1755
Porcelain, with enamels and gold
227 mm (Height); 44 mm (Dia); 65 mm (Dia of base)
Place of origin
JingdezhenOrder this image
Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Vase, "egg-shell" porcelain, of ovoid shape, with raised designs, enamelled in 'famille rose' colours with elegant women and children surrounded by antiques within a raised border with raised flowering branches in colours, details in gold, China, Jingdezhen, decoratedin Gaungzhou (Canton), circa 1745-55.
Possibly acquired by Commodore George Anson (1697 – 1762) during his circumnavigation of the globe in the HMS Centurion (1740 - 1744).
Marks and inscriptions
On underside of base of vase: NT Inventory Numner: Shug/C/26 On underside of base of vase: Black/Silver NT Asset Number Label