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Vase japon


RCIN 537

George displayed these vases in his private residence at Windsor, Royal Lodge, suggesting he was particularly fond of them. Their rich purple ground colour was intended to resemble porphyry. The vases are of an unusual form: in order to accommodate the winged figures, the bodies have been lengthened by metal additions, painted to match the porcelain.

Purchased in 1814

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