Antique Sculptural Blanc De Chine White Porcelain Aesthectic Period Centerpiece Bowl / Vase
Take a moment to look at the photographs to see the work that has been put into this item.
Modeled as a flower-encrusted bowl with 6 pockets, ruffled rim supported by three floral stalks on a triangular scrolled & pierced base.
From a high-end English porcelain manufactory such as Minton or Spode.
Signed on the underside with the stamp mark of Gilman Collamore & Co.
Collamore imported high end porcelain wares and sold them to the social elite of New York. The company was established at 731 Broadway in 1861, then Union Square. Eventually Gilman occupied two stories of showrooms in The Wilbraham, a fashionable block of bachelor flats at Fifth Avenue and 30th Street. The firm, rivals to Tiffany & Co. and Black, Starr & Frost, commissioned designs from Copeland Spode and Thomas Minton Sons, that featured hand-painted details over transfer-printed outlines and often rich gilding.
Age 19th Century.
Condition is good considering the age of this peice - some loss to the flower petals.
Can be used as a vase, bowl, centerpiece or for Ikebana. Mixed use is an option, flowers in the pockets with say, fruit or sweets in the centre. We'll leave it to you.
7 3/4" tall x 8" x 8".