Hill Pottery Co. Porcelain Neo Classical Ewer c.1865 depicting Mortality
Height: 26cm (10 inches)
Modelled as a slim Oinochoai Greek Ewer with a narrow neck and high gilded looped handle. The white ground body decorated with Transferware scenes depicting Greeks in Elysian. According to the belief system of Ancient Greece, people would remain luxuriating in the Elysian Fields after death to live a blessed and happy life.
Provenance: The Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan Collection
Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan were pioneering collectors of 19th Century fine and decorative arts and this unique collection was a shared passion assembled over the course of a lifetime from the 1950s onwards. The collection was regarded and recognised as academically important, a number of bequests of both decorative and fine arts from the collection have been accepted by museums includingThe British Museum and the Ashmolean.
Hill Pottery Co. Burslem, Staffordshire, England, ca. 1861-67 formerly Samuel Alcock & Co.
For a Hill Pottery Co Neo Classical style vase in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum see: