Medium: Earthenware with incised slip decoration, polychrome enamels, and lead glaze
Dimensions: 15 1/2 × 8 × 8 in. (39.4 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm)
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 1985
About: This vase illustrates the importance of Persian ornament in Arts and Crafts design, as well as hinting of new features characteristic of Art Nouveau, a style just appearing in Europe. This was in part due to the arrival of Herbert McNair at the nearby Liverpool University School of Architecture and Applied Art. McNair was a close associate of the Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the two shared an interest in the latest continental designs.
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