Edward Lycett’s designs frequently emulated fashionable English and continental art pottery, as seen in this comparison of an FMCo ewer with a closely related English Crown Derby one.
Both vessels exhibit the exoticism associated with the Aesthetic Movement, but the smaller-scale English ewer with its delicate and precise decoration is challenged by the distinctly American FMCo ewer, which is characterized by bolder decoration and scale.
On base: company logo printed in brown, impressed "^, , 607," hand painted in brown "1722/1409/x," and old paper label numbered "1199."
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Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co. (founded 1750). Ewer, 1888. Porcelain, 12 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (32.1 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.110. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.1_1999.152.110_PS2.jpg)
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Ewer, ivory body, of bulbous form with elongated, tapering neck surmounted by flared and scrolling pulled spout and terminating in a ring-shaped knop above the inverted, sloping shoulders of the onion-shaped body, mounted on a raised, circular foot. The neck decorated in celadon green ground beneath a gilt craquelure pattern and neo-greque decorative motifs, the body decorated with an overall gilt and platinum pattern of naturalistically rendered thistles and tulips. The molded and applied reticulated handle, of ear-form with everted arches, of celadon ground with gilt decoration.
Very good condition.
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