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Purple Throated Hummingbirds Hanley Vase

£1,615.00

Product code: VB001

This magnificant vase is hand painted and gilded with 22 carat burnished gold. The vase body is cast with a black fine bone china slip and elaborately decorated with raised paste, enamel and gold.
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Note: this item can have a personal inscription hand painted by one of our artists. Please set out the inscription carefully as unfortunately we cannot rectify any typographical errors. The inscription will be arranged by our artists to suit the size and shape of the piece.



Product Description

This exceptional and magnificent vase provides a marvellous showcase for the astonishing talents of the artists and craftspeople here at Bronte Porcelain. Bringing together a variety of techniques and specialist skills, the end product is truly breathtaking.


Hummingbirds, like birds of paradise, caused a sensation when travellers and explorers first brought images and samples of them back from the New World, and even today they provide a flavour of the exotic. Their name comes from the humming sound made by the rapid beating of their wings as they hover in mid-air, feeding on the nectar of a flower.


The stylised purple-throated hummingbirds are just part of the exquisite decorative scheme on this vase. The first step is to cast the vase, using a black stain in the fine bone china to create a dramatic, jet black body. On the glazed surface the artist uses a combination of raised paste, ceramic colours and enamel, adding relief and highlighting to the design. Two different types of gold are used in the decoration, creating a subtle two-tone effect. The vase will return to the kiln several times during this process, before the finishing touch is added with a 22 carat gold band around the rim.


The vase is supplied with a mahogany stand and in a hand-made silk-lined presentation box, and it’s also possible to add a personalised inscription to the base. You may also want to consider pairing it with its perfect partner, the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds Vase.

 

Dimensions

(approx)

Vase Height: 255mm

Vase Height including Plinth: 295mm

Vase Diameter: 107mm 

Plinth Diameter: 180mm 

 

Painted by Tracey Arrowsmith 

  

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