Manchester Art Gallery

pot & jardinière

Object description

Public: Jardinière, earthenware, square slab from with square feet and pointed finials at each corner, decorated with transfer-printed coloured underglaze and gilt overglaze scenes from the Waverley novels. Private: Jardinière, earthenware, square slab from with square feet and pointed finials at each corner, decorated with transfer-printed coloured underglaze and gilt overglaze scenes from the Waverley novels. pattern : Waverley novels pattern : Sir Arthur Dovster swivel pattern : Death of Bois Guilbert pattern : Louis Quentin and Jacqueline pattern : Jeanie and the Queen pattern number : 1607

Display label

Gallery text The Decorative Art Collection There are over 13,000 objects in the collection. The most important groups are ceramics, metalwork, glass and furniture mainly from Britain or Europe. We also have smaller, specialist collections, such as enamels, wallpapers, Chinese jades, antiquities and Asian arms and armour. These are mostly the gifts of dedicated collectors and reflect their often eclectic and exotic tastes. Collecting today focuses on influential makers and objects which enhance our historic collection or demonstrate cutting edge contemporary design. We also save paperwork relating to objects such as receipts and designer's statements, to aid authentification and understanding of the work. The Granada Foundation Study Room In this room you can see objects selected from the ceramics, metalwork and glass collections and arranged by date to show changes in style. The ceramics range from Roman times to today: the metalwork and glass span the last 500 years. Changing tastes are influenced by economics: prosperity increases demand for goods, which promotes stylistic innovation. The forms and decoration of the objects are also determined by the technology available. This is only a fraction of our total collections, as we don't have the space to display them all. You can discover the rest by exploring the Galleries Online database.