One of the best-known gamebirds, the colourful pheasant has been a familiar sight in many parts of the world for centuries. In common with many bird species, it is only the male pheasant that has the spectacular colouring, with it red and green head and brilliant chestnut and gold body; the female of the species is much plainer. The pheasant was introduced to many parts of the world, including Britain, centuries ago and is now bred primarily for sport; in the United Kingdom, the pheasant shooting season usually runs from October to January.
Any game hunter, or indeed anyone who admires the unique beauty of the pheasant, would surely be delighted with Bronte Porcelain’s Pheasant and Hen vase. In the foreground stands the proud, multi-coloured pheasant cock, every detail of its variegated plumage captured in vivid ceramic colours, while behind him the hen stays wisely in the background.
The 255mm high Hanley Vase is cast from fine bone china and glazed before the artist begins work, painting entirely by hand onto the flawless, cylindrical surface using a carefully selected palette of ceramic colours. The image is built up with several applications of colour, with the vase being fired in the kiln after each, before it is given the finishing touch of a band of 22 carat gold around the rim.
A personalised inscription can be added to the base of the vase by the artist, and the vase is supplied with a hand-made mahogany base and in a silk-lined presentation box. We also offer the perfect partner for this vase in our Pheasant and Hen Hanley Vase II; for more details see here
Vase Height: 255mm
Vase Height including Plinth: 295mm
Vase Diameter: 107mm
Plinth Diameter: 180mm
Painted by Tony Young